Chapter 20. Coupled Combustion Space/Glass Melt Furnace Simulation

  1. Charles H. Drummond III
  1. Michael Petrick1,
  2. Shen-Lin Chang1,
  3. Brian Golchert1,
  4. James Shell2,
  5. Jim Mcgaughey3,
  6. Christopher Jian4,
  7. William Anderson5,
  8. Ray Viskanta6 and
  9. Robert Cook7

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294659.ch20

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 61st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 61st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 1

How to Cite

Petrick, M., Chang, S.-L., Golchert, B., Shell, J., Mcgaughey, J., Jian, C., Anderson, W., Viskanta, R. and Cook, R. (2001) Coupled Combustion Space/Glass Melt Furnace Simulation, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 61st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 1 (ed C. H. Drummond), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294659.ch20

Author Information

  1. 1

    Argonne National Laboratory

  2. 2

    Techneglas

  3. 3

    Libbey, Inc.

  4. 4

    Owens-Corning

  5. 5

    Osram-Sylvania

  6. 6

    Purdue University

  7. 7

    Mississippi State University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375716

Online ISBN: 9780470294659

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Keywords:

  • consortium;
  • combustion;
  • components;
  • axisymmetric;
  • radiation

Summary

A consortium was formed and funded by the Department of Energy's Office of Industrial Technologies to create an overall simulation that would couple the model of the combustion space to the model of the glass melt. The participants in this consortium are Argonne National Laboratory (combustion space modeling), Purdue University (glass melt modeling), Mississippi State University (obtaining measurements on an industrial furnace for model validation), and several glass companies (Techneglas, Owens-Corning, Libbey, Inc., and Osram Sylvania). This program is designed to advance the frontier of computational modeling of glass furnaces by developing several advanced models. Since heat transfer in a glass furnace is dominated by radiative heat transfer, a new spectral radiation heat transport model that conserves total energy was developed. A spectral approach was necessary since the gray body assumption under-predicts the total amount of energy transferred from the combustion space to the glass melt. Also, a multiphase (liquid-solid) glass melt model that explicitly calculates the local melting of the batch and computes the batch shape was formulated and implemented. In the space of 18 months, this program has constructed and implemented these advanced models for an industrial glass furnace as well as coupling the results of the combustion space and the glass melt into one overall furnace simulation. This paper will present some of the results from this coupled glass furnace simulation.