This paper presents the results of finite element analysis of a heat transfer problem of flowing polymer melts in a tube with constant ambient temperature. The rheological behavior of the melt is described by a temperature dependent power-law model. Aviscous dissipation term is included in the energy equation. Temperature profiles are obtained for different tube lengths and different entrance temperatures. The results are compared with some similar results in the literature.
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Wei, Dongming; Luo, Haibiao Finite Element Solutions of Heat Transfer in Molten Polymer Flow in Tubes with Viscous Dissipation. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer preprint, 2002, 3097-3108.