Monday, May 12

10:30 AM-12:10 PM
Benjamin West B Room

Mathematical Problems in Glass Processing

Glass processes have traditionally been developed and customised empirically. In a competitive market, more efficient methods are needed to enhance product quality and reduce redundancy. In addition, new optical technologies require increasingly accurate product specifications. To help it meet these goals, industry is now turning to mathematical modelling and computer simulation.

This minisymposium will focus on new advances in modelling, numerical methods and flow visualisation that have arisen from fluid mechanics problems in the glass industry. The methods are widely applicable to many industrial processes, and will be of interest to all researchers in industrial fluid mechanics.

Organizer: Peter D. Howell
Oxford University, United Kingdom

10:30-10:50 Glass Morphology in Confined Areas
R. M. M. Mattheij, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
10:55-11:15 Temperature-Dependent Fiber Flows
M. Gregory Forest, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
11:20-11:40 Creeping-Flow Computational Modelling of Optical Quality Free Surfaces Formed by Slumping of Molten Glass
Yvonne Marie Stokes and E. O. Tuck, University of Adelaide, Australia
11:45-12:05 Asymptotic Modelling of Slender Viscous Flows in the Glass Industry
Peter D. Howell, Organizer

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MMD, 12/17/96