Chapter 11. Functional Development of Glassmelting Processes via Modeling

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Rand A. Murnane

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320198.ch11

Proceedings of the 44th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 1/2

Proceedings of the 44th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Murnane, R. A. (2008) Functional Development of Glassmelting Processes via Modeling, in Proceedings of the 44th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 1/2 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320198.ch11

Author Information

  1. Corning Glass Works, Melting Process Development Dept. HP ME 2 C1, Corning, NY 14831

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374061

Online ISBN: 9780470320198

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Keywords:

  • glassmelting inefficiencies;
  • glass process;
  • corning glass works;
  • operational design;
  • physical design

Summary

The need to reduce glassmelting inefficiencies and to improve product quality has increased over the past decade due to business competition and economic problems. To obtain the greatest benefit from a proposed process improvement, all the problems must be fully defined and understood with respect to their effect on the process. Modeling of the glass process can provide a varied and inexpensive method of obtaining this information and guiding the designs for production. In the present paper, the glassmelting process is considered from the system design standpoint, emphasizing the need to optimize for overall efficiency rather than through the best design of individual components. An overview is given on what modeling means to Corning Glass Works, types of models available, and how they are used for conceptual, physical, and operational design.