Numerical Modeling of Fluid Flow in the Tape Casting Process

Masoud Jabbari, Jesper Henri Hattel

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Abstract

The flow behavior of the fluid in the tape casting process is analyzed. A simple geometry is assumed for running the numerical calculations in ANSYS Fluent and the main parameters are expressed in non-dimensional form. The effect of different values for substrate velocity and pressure force on the flow pattern as well as resultant tape thickness is evaluated. The analysis deals with the case of parallel blades and focuses on the ratio between the present hydrostatic pressure and the magnitude of the viscous force. A new non-dimensional height for the tape thickness is proposed and the effect of the substrate velocity is evaluated. The results of the modeling show that a relatively uniform tape thickness can be achieved. Moreover, the results are compared with selected experimental and analytical data from literature and good agreement is found.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings - American Institute of Physics
Volume1389
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)143-146
ISSN0094-243X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventNumerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics : ICNAAM 2011 - Halkidiki, Greece
Duration: 19 Sep 201125 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceNumerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics : ICNAAM 2011
CountryGreece
CityHalkidiki
Period19/09/201125/09/2011

Bibliographical note

© 2011 American Institute of Physics

Keywords

  • Tape casting
  • Tape thickness
  • Non-dimensional parameters
  • Substrate velocity

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