Existence of optimal cooling conditions in the film blowing process

Joo Sung Lee, Dong Myeong Shin, Hyun Seob Song, Hyun Wook Jung, Jae Chun Hyun

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The existence of optimal cooling conditions with respect to process stability has been experimentally found in film blowing, in a sharp contrast to other extensional deformation processes such as fiber spinning and film casting where maximum, not optimal, cooling always unequivocally enhances process stability. The same simulation model of film blowing of Hyun et al. [J.C. Hyun, H. Kim, J.S. Lee, H.-S. Song, H.W. Jung, Transient solutions of the dynamics in film blowing processes, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 121 (2004) 157-162] proven quite accurate in portraying the transient dynamic behavior of the film blowing as compared with experimental data, has been used in this study to carry out a linear stability analysis, which then clearly confirms the experimentally found optimal cooling conditions. These optimal cooling conditions in film blowing stemming from the multiplicity of steady states of the process thus make the strategies for stabilization and optimization of the process quite a challenging task in both industry and academia because of their common relevance to the important process productivity issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-30
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug 30


  • Draw resonance
  • Film blowing
  • Linear stability analysis
  • Optimal cooling
  • Stability
  • Transient solutions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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