Virtual Extrusion Laboratory - Extrusion Calculator

The  COMPUPLAST®  VEL™, Extrusion Calculator™ tool is the part of the  VEL™ Material Properties module. The Extrusion Calculator™ can be used to quickly determine the flow characteristics of some simple, yet common, flow fields. These include flow in tubes, parallel plates, converging tubes, converging plates and parallel or converging annuli. 

With this feature, the user can quickly judge the size of adapters and die gaps while also comparing the effect of changing materials and temperature.

The user interface is very intuitive and self explanatory making it easy to learn and use.

One of the unique features of The COMPUPLAST® Extrusion Calculator™ is that it automatically checks each calculation and provides warnings if certain flow characteristics are beyond the normally acceptable limits. 

These operating limits are based on the many years of practical experience that the COMPUPLAST® development team has acquired. The warnings help to point out potential problem areas or poor designs which also makes the COMPUPLAST® Extrusion Calculator™ an excellent, practical, teaching tool. This is just one of the many features that separates COMPUPLAST® from other simulation software suppliers.

The VEL™, Extrusion Calculator™ main Features Summary:

  • Intuitive graphics interface
  • Easy data entry 
  • Simple flow field analysis
    • Annular channel
    • Tube
    • Parallel plates
    • Cable Coating
    • Converging tube
    • Converging plates
    • Converging annular channel
    • Parallel plates - coex
    • Annular channel - coex
  • Material comparison graph
  • Extruder metering section analysis
  • Fluted mixing gap analysis
  • improved image/results saving capability
  • Image/results saving capability
  • HTML report with customized content