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Design Formulas for Plastics Engineers 2E (eBook)

Copyright: 2004
ISBN: 9783446413009
PDF: 167 pages
$69.99 (US)

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Although designing machines and dies for plastics processing is routinely done with the help of computer modeling and design programs, the results don't always hold up in industrial application. Therefore, it is essential for the designer to have an understanding of the underlying mathematical concepts and their limitations when working with these programs and/or trying to improve their output. This book presents a summary of the most important formulas and their applications to solve design and processing problems with plastics materials. Numerous practical examples guide the reader step-by-step through the computational routine of designing polymer machinery. The approach is unassuming and very practical to enable every engineer to apply these concepts in their daily work and improve their equipment and stabilize their processes.

Author Info:

Schumacher, G.
Rao, N.

Natti S. Rao obtained his B. Tech (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and M. Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and then joined BASF AG as a senior research scientist. Later he served as a technical adviser to the leading machine and resin manufacturers in various countries.

Dr. Rao has published over 70 papers and authored five books on designing polymer machinery with the help of computers. Prior to starting his consulting company (Plastics Solutions International) in 1987, he worked as a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (Madras). Besides consulting, he holds seminars on computer-aided design of polymer machinery. Dr. Rao gave lectures on polymer engineering at the University of Texas Austin and is presently involved in continuing education at UMass Lowell.

Dr. Rao is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineering (SPE).