Mathematical Simulation in Glass Technology

Dr. Horst Loch
Prof. Dr. Dieter Krause

This book has 487 pages, with 302 figures and 17 tables
and 27 Videos on CD

ISBN 3-540-43204-3
Experimental efforts to optimize the product behavior and manufacturing processes can be substantially backed and promoted by complementary mathematical simulations. Today, commercially available computer hard- and software enable the application of finite-element methods to handle even highly complex situations, governed by all kinds of chemical or physical equations. To gain accurate and useful results, however, reliable information on material properties (often for a very extended temperature range) is required.

In this book, Schott scientists and external experts describe the scientific and technical background, and discuss interesting modeling results. Among others, the following topics have been covered: contribution of radiation to heat conductivity; melting of glass, including stirring and mixing; forming by casting, pressing, or blowing; annealing; cutting with laser-based technologies; mechanical eigenfrequencies of products. On the enclosed CD-ROM, the time dependence, i.e., the dynamics of temperature fields, material flow, or mechanical stress, strain, and deformations, is demonstrated in various movies.