Chapter 23. Computer Simulation and Analysis of Ceramic Firing

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Hong Yin,
  2. Zhengqun Liu,
  3. Xiaoli Hu and
  4. Zhixiong Chen

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch23

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Yin, H., Liu, Z., Hu, X. and Chen, Z. (1993) Computer Simulation and Analysis of Ceramic Firing, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch23

Author Information

  1. South China University of Technology Guangzhou, 510641 China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375235

Online ISBN: 9780470314050

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Keywords:

  • computer simulation;
  • firing ceramic body;
  • physicochemical reactions;
  • finite element method;
  • firing process

Summary

A new heat transfer mathematical model of a ceramic body during the firing process is set up in this paper. The heating effect of the physicochemical reactions inside the firing ceramic body is considered as an inner heat source prevailing in the heat-conducting body. The quantity generated by the inner heat source can be calculated by the thermoanatytical measurement of the ceramic body. The new heat transfer model more reasonably describes the heat transfer with some physicochemical reactions inside the firing ceramic body. Finite element method (FEM) is applied in the computation of the temperature field inside the ceramic body. Effects of the reaction heat, heating rate, body size, and the other factors on the firing are analyzed and discussed by the simulation results.