Heat transfer analysis of a glass furnace sidewall

Aydin M., Ozkaynak F.

GLASS TECHNOLOGY, vol.45, no.6, pp.259-262, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : GLASS TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.