Coating deformations in the continuous hot-dipped galvanizing process
Hocking, G., Sweatman, W., Roberts, M. and Fitt, A. (2010) Coating deformations in the continuous hot-dipped galvanizing process. In: 2009 Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group, MISG2009, 27 - 31 January, 2009, Wollongong, Australia pp. 75-89.
The coating of steel by dipping through a molten alloy and then stripping off excess coating using an air jet is considered. A first-order partial differential equation is derived and solved both to obtain the steady-state coating shape and to determine the evolution of any defects that may form. Analysis of possible mechanisms for defect formation is discussed. A simple heat transfer model is developed to consider the possibility of phase changes over the relevant section of the process.
|Publication Type:||Conference Paper|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Chemical and Mathematical Science|
|Copyright:||MISG2009 (Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group, School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, University of Wollongong)|
|Notes:||In: Marchant, T., Edwards, M. and Mercer, G. (eds) Proceedings of the 2009 Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group, MISG2009, University of Wollongong, 2010, pp 75 - 89.|
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