Temperature in Rubber Moldings During Injection-Molding Cycle - Simulation and Experimentation
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.
Journal of Elastomers and Plastics
Isayev, Avraam I. and Hosaki, T, "Temperature in Rubber Moldings During Injection-Molding Cycle - Simulation and Experimentation" (1991). College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. 41.