Chapter 6. State-of-Art Numerical Simulation of Glass Melting Furnaces

  1. William Smothers
  1. A. Ungan1 and
  2. R. Viskanta2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310472.ch6

48th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 3/4

48th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Ungan, A. and Viskanta, R. (1988) State-of-Art Numerical Simulation of Glass Melting Furnaces, in 48th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 3/4 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310472.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Purdue University P.O. Box 647, Indianapolis, IN 46223

  2. 2

    School of Mech. Eng., Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN 47907

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374788

Online ISBN: 9780470310472

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Keywords:

  • methodology;
  • synthesize;
  • extrapolation;
  • mathematical;
  • transformation

Summary

Modern mathematical and experimental modeling techniques can enormously simplify the task of improving existing or developing new glass melting processes. The methodology is first to break down the problem into appropriate component parts and then synthesize these component parts into a model and understanding of the entire process. This paper describes some of the recent advances of the component parts of the glass melting processes, e.g., batch melting, glass circulation and beat transfer, melting intensification, and glass refining. It then discusses how the understanding can be synthesized and applied to simulate a real glass melting furnace. Closing remarks are included on some potential applications of the mathematical modeling techniques that might result in improvements of productivity.