Chapter 13. Low-Cost Stirrer Physical Modeling in Quarter-Scale

  1. John Kieffer
  1. Robert R. Thomas

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294468.ch13

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 58th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 58th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 1

How to Cite

Thomas, R. R. (1998) Low-Cost Stirrer Physical Modeling in Quarter-Scale, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 58th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 1 (ed J. Kieffer), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294468.ch13

Author Information

  1. Corning Incorporated, Corning, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375563

Online ISBN: 9780470294468

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Keywords:

  • low-cost stirrer physical modeling;
  • quarter-scale;
  • glass stirring applications;
  • model fluid;
  • full-scale modeling

Summary

Glass stirring applications, because of their complexity, have resisted traditional mathematical modeling techniques. A powerful tool for understanding stirring has been fullscale physical modeling using oil as the model fluid. However, full-scale modeling is very expensive, is generally time-consuming, and requires sophisticated and dedicated facilities. Quarter-scale oil modeling has been found to provide the advantages of visualization and stirring effectiveness evaluation with a significant reduction of cost and modeling time compared with full-scale models. The scaling criteria, model design, and limitations for quarter-scale modeling are discussed.