Experimental and numerical analysis of non-Newtonian effect on film thickness and ribbing instability in forward roll coating process

Jiin-Yuh Jang, Peng Yuan Chen

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Abstract

In this paper non-Newtonian effect on film thickness and ribbing wavelength of a coating fluid in forward roll coating process were investigated. Non-Newtonian behavior of the coating fluid was accounted by using power-law model with power index, n, ranging from 0.8 to 1.2. Effects of roll speed ratio (V2/V1) of applicator roll to pick-up roll and gap distance on the coating film thickness and ribbing wavelength were also investigated. Numerical results were in good agreement with those of experimental data within 5-12%. Results indicated that the film thickness ratios were functions of power-law index, roll speed ratio and ratio of gap distance to roll radius, and the ribbing wavelength-to-gap ratio was a function of power-law index, capillary number and ratio of gap distance to roll radius. The correlations are accurate within 15%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-228
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Series C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsuebo Pao
Volume31
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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