Heat transfer model of furnace walls
This project aims to model the heat transfer effects from furnace walls.
Understanding these heat effects will help to implement processes to lower heat loss and hence fuel usage. Due to the non-isothermal nature (varying temperature) of these furnace walls, an analytical solution is extremely complex. Therefore, numerical methods are employed to model the heat transfer behaviour. The commercial software ANSYS and code written in MATLAB were used to develop two independent models.
The furnace at the O-I Adelaide Plant was used as the basis for these models.
Future energy and resources
Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials