Project Title

Efficient Simulation of Melt Viscoelasticity of Varied Polymer Mixture


John R. Dorgan



Chemical and Biological Engineering

Project summary

This work uses an advance dynamic Monte Carlo technique to understand the behavior of polymer melts. This method is an adaptation of Tadeusz Pakula's original Cooperative Motion Algorithm. This work specifically investigates how polymer mixtures are affected when their molecular weight distribution or basic chain architecture are changed. In addition we are investigating the molecular origins of slip which drastically affect polymer processing.

Commercial software

None, All code is written in house.

Open Source software

All code is written in house. The code is designed to be highly portable.