Heat transfer analysis of a glass furnace sidewall

Aydin M., Ozkaynak F.

GLASS TECHNOLOGY, cilt.45, sa.6, ss.259-262, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.259-262


The temperature distributions in the refractory sidewalls of a glass melting furnace are important in predicting the life-time of a glass tank. In this paper a finite difference numerical model of the heat transfer through the sidewall of a glass furnace is outlined. An iterative algorithm is applied due to the nonlinear boundary conditions. Experimental measurements of the temperature distribution on the exterior wall of a real furnace, obtained using a laser thermometer are compared with the results of the numerical calculations.