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Deformations during jet-stripping in the galvanizing process

Hocking, G.C.ORCID: 0000-0002-5812-6015, Sweatman, W.L., Fitt, A.D. and Breward, C. (2011) Deformations during jet-stripping in the galvanizing process. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 70 (1-3). pp. 297-306.

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The problem of coating steel by passing it through a molten alloy and then stripping off excess coating using an air jet is considered. The work revisits the analysis of Tuck (Phys Fluids 26:2352, 1983) with the addition of extra shear terms and a consideration of the effect of increased air-jet speeds. 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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Chemical and Mathematical Science
Publisher: Springer
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