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Deformations arising during air-knife stripping in the galvanization of steel

Hocking, G.C., Sweatman, W.L., Fitt, A.D. and Breward, C. (2012) Deformations arising during air-knife stripping in the galvanization of steel. In: Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2010, 26 - 30 July, 2010, Wuppertal, Germany pp. 311-317.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25100-9_36
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Abstract

During sheet steel production, the steel surface is usually coated with metal alloy for corrosion protection. This can be done by passing the steel through a bath of the molten metal coating, and controlling thickness with a pair of air knives on either side of the ascending steel strip. Surface quality problem, have arisen with recent developments in production. The process was considered at the 2009 Mathematics-and-Statistics-in-Industry Study Group in Wollongong (MIS09) and in subsequent investigations. Previous analyses are extended by the addition of shear terms and by exploring the effect of increased air-jet speeds. A first-order partial differential equation governs the system. This may be used to determine the steady-state coating shape and to study the evolution of any defects that may form.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Chemical and Mathematical Science
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Notes: In: M. Günther, A. Bartel, M. Brunk, S. Schöps, M. Striebel (eds), 2012 Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2010, Springer, pp 311-317
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12406
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