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Optimisation of extrusion flat die design and die wall temperature distribution, using Kriging and response surface method
by Nadhir Lebaal, Fabrice Schmidt, Stephan Puissant
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology (IJMPT), Vol. 38, No. 2/3, 2010


Abstract: A new optimisation methodology for the design of coat-hanger dies is presented. Two approaches are presented to optimise the velocities distribution across the die exit. In the first approach, we predict the optimal shape of a coat hanger die; in the second approach, to keep the same geometry and avoid design of a new die, we optimise the temperature of regulation in heterogeneous way. This method involves coupling a three-dimensional finite element simulation software and an optimisation strategy. For this optimisation, the Sequential Quadratic Programming algorithm and the global response surface method with Kriging interpolation are used.

Online publication date: Wed, 10-Mar-2010


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