Simulation of fiber spinning including flow-induced crystallization Academic Article uri icon


  • Kannan [J. Rheol. 46, 979-999 (2002)] studied the problem of fiber spinning for polymers that are largely atactic in nature, within a thermodynamic framework developed by Rao and Rajagopal [Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 53, 365-406 (2002)], where significant crystallization does not take place. Here, we develop a model within the same framework that can take into account flow-induced crystallization and the anisotropy of the crystalline part of the semicrystalline polymer. We find that the predictions of the model agree very well with experimental data. © 2005 The Society of Rheology.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kannan, K., & Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 20

publication date

  • May 2005