Title

Temperature in Rubber Moldings During Injection-Molding Cycle - Simulation and Experimentation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-15-1991

Abstract

Measurements of temperature traces in a rubber compound are carried out during injection molding cycle. The measurements are performed using a special temperature measuring device inserted into molds having a cylindrical cavity. The measurements indicate complex temperature traces with a minimum and a maximum during molding cycle. Calculations of temperature field are performed based on the finite difference solution of the two-dimensional transient heat conduction equation with convective heat transfer on the boundary. The predicted temperature traces, although qualitative, correctly simulate experimental observations.

Publication Title

Journal of Elastomers and Plastics

Volume

23

Issue

3

First Page

176

Last Page

191