“Rheology in Polymer Processing” introduces the fundamentals of rheology and rheometry as the basis for modeling and computer-aided design in plastics processing. The logically structured content enables the reader to intelligently use the tools of computer-aided design and modeling of plastics processing, with correct interpretation of the results. The book presents difficult and complex issues of rheology and modeling in an accessible way, with particular emphasis on the practical engineering aspects. The software described in the book allows modeling all the important problems of plastics processing. Particular attention is paid to the extrusion process, which is fundamentally important as a processing technology in mass manufacture of plastic parts, and the basis of compounding processes (blending, filling, granulation, and reinforcement). This book is aimed equally at engineers, researchers, and scientists, as well as intermediate students, for whom it will serve as an ideal course book.
Krzysztof Wilczyński is Full Professor at the Faculty of Production Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, and head of the Department of Plastics Processing. He holds a Ph.D. and a D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Akron, and a visiting professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, as well as at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Kitakyushu, Japan. He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and several books, focusing on his research interests of rheology and computer modeling for polymer processing.