English Abstract

Review of Rubber Mixing Analysis in Internal Mixers

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2019),92(12),453-456 General Review in Japanese

Internal mixers are widely used in rubber compounding in tire manufacturing process. This paper is a review of rubber mixing analysis in internal mixers and consists of two parts. First one is a literature review of rubber mixing simulation in internal mixers. Literatures were summarized in four view points; fully-filled simulation, partially-filled simulation, evaluation method and comparison with experimental results. Second part shows the examples of the authors' partially-filled mixing simulation and its visualization results by using expanded coordinate and particles as fluid.

Keywords: Internal Mixer, Mixing, Numerical Simulation, Partially-filled, Visualization