Date of Award

Spring 1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering - (M.S.)

Department

Manufacturing Engineering Division

First Advisor

Keith T. O'Brien

Second Advisor

R. S. Sodhi

Third Advisor

Nouri Levy

Abstract

A basic theory for the size reduction operation by jet milling has been developed.

Typical samples of feedstock have been analyzed using screen analysis to determine the initial distribution of polymeric particulate sizes prior to jet milling.

A statistical theory .was developed using probabilities to represent the likelihood that specific size reductions would occur. These probabilities include the effects of various equipment.

The theory was then used to predict the distribution of polymeric particulate sizes after jet milling. The agreement between the predictions and actual results was within 5 %.

Encouraged by the successful work of the simulation of the process, the simulation for the energy consumed will be expected.

By finishing the energy portion, screen analysis— operation-energy unit will comprise a core unit in the Computer Integrated Manufacturing (C114).

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Manufacturing Commons

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