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A model for the screen printing of Newtonian fluids

White, G. S. and Howell, P. D. and Breward, C. J. W. and Young, R. J. S. (2004) A model for the screen printing of Newtonian fluids. Journal of Engineering Mathematics . (In Press)

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Abstract

A preliminary investigation into aspects of the off-contact screen-printing process is presented. A mathematical model for the printing of a thin film of Newtonian fluid is proposed, in which the screen is modelled as a permeable membrane, and the entire region above and below the screen is flooded. By drawing upon widely used industrial circuit printing practices, the distinguished limit of greatest interest to this industry is identified. Numerical and asymptotic solutions of this distinguished limit are presented that reproduce many of the features observed in industrial screen-printing.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:D - G > Fluid mechanics
Research Groups:Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
ID Code:115
Deposited By:Peter Howell
Deposited On:09 Aug 2004
Last Modified:20 Jul 2009 14:18

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