Study on residual stresses of thin-walled injection molding

Tong Hong Wang, Wen Bin Young

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The residual stresses of the thin-walled injection molding are investigated in this study. It was realized that the behavior of residual stresses in injection molding parts was affected by different process conditions such as melt temperature, mold temperature, packing pressure and filling time. The layer removal method was used to measure the residual stresses at a thin-walled test sample by a milling machine. This simple method was demonstrated to be adequate for a thin-walled part. Moldings under different conditions were investigated to study the effects of the process conditions on the residual stresses of a thin-walled product using the elastic and viscoelastic models. The mold temperature was found to affect the size of the core region and residual stress on the surface layer of a thin-walled part in our studied range. The packing pressure was insensitive to the residual stresses in the studied high-pressure range. The residual stresses predicted by the viscoelastic model are about the same level and trend as compared to the experimental measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2511-2517
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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