Hoath, SD and HARLEN, OG and HUTCHINGS, IM (2012) Jetting behaviour of polymer solutions in drop-on-demand inkjet printing. Journal of Rheology, 56. pp. 1109-1127.Full text not available from this repository.
The jetting of dilute polymer solutions in drop-on-demand printing is investigated. A quantitative model is presented which predicts three different regimes of behaviour depending upon the jet Weissenberg number Wi and extensibility of the polymer molecules. In regime I (Wi < ½) the polymer chains are relaxed and the fluid behaves in a Newtonian manner. In regime II (½ < Wi < L) where L is the extensibility of the polymer chain the fluid is viscoelastic, but the polymer do not reach their extensibility limit. In regime III (Wi > L) the chains remain fully extended in the thinning ligament. The maximum polymer concentration at which a jet of a certain speed can be formed scales with molecular weight to the power of (1-3ν), (1-6ν) and -2ν in the three regimes respectively, where ν is the solvent quality coefficient. Experimental data obtained with solutions of mono-disperse polystyrene in diethyl phthalate with molecular weights between 24 - 488 kDa, previous numerical simulations of this system, and previously published data for this and another linear polymer in a variety of “good” solvents, all show good agreement with the scaling predictions of the model.
|Additional Information:||17 May 2012 manuscript JOR-11-174R-V2|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||jetting polymer modeling|
|Divisions:||Div E > Production Processes|
|Depositing User:||Cron Job|
|Date Deposited:||17 May 2012 18:10|
|Last Modified:||06 May 2013 01:05|
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