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Metals Process Simulation

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D.U. Furrer
D.U. Furrer
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S.L. Semiatin
S.L. Semiatin
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ASM International
Volume
22B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-197-9
Publication date:
2010
Book Chapter

Heating and Heat-Flow Simulation

By
Gang Wang
Gang Wang
Center for Heat Treating Excellence, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Yiming Rong
Yiming Rong
Center for Heat Treating Excellence, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Richard D. Sisson, Jr.
Richard D. Sisson, Jr.
Center for Heat Treating Excellence, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Published:
2010
Page range:
459 - 474
Publication history
July 06, 2010

Abstract

This article provides information on the heat-source model, conduction heat-transfer model of parts and fixtures, and the radiation heat-transfer and convection heat-transfer models in a furnace. It describes the two types of furnaces used for heat treating: batch furnaces and continuous furnaces. The heating methods, such as direct-fired heating, radiant-tube heating, and electrical heating, are also discussed. Furnace temperature control is essential to ensure quality heat treatment. The article explains the operating procedure of the automatic temperature controllers used in most furnace operations. Heating simulations can be validated by comparison with measured results in full-scale furnaces. The article also presents several case studies to illustrate the use of the simulations.

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Gang Wang, Yiming Rong, Richard D. Sisson, Jr., 2010. "Heating and Heat-Flow Simulation", Metals Process Simulation, D.U. Furrer, S.L. Semiatin

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