Mathematical Simulation in Glass Technology

  • Horst Loch
  • Dieter Krause

Part of the Schott Series on Glass and Glass Ceramics book series (SCHOTT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages n1-XI
  2. Horst Loch
    Pages 1-15
  3. Ruud G. C. Beerkens, Wolf S. Kuhn, Frank-Thomas Lentes, Ton Backx
    Pages 17-164
  4. Henry Eisermann, Ulrich Lange, Horst Loch, Günter Weidmann, Norbert Siedow, Sandro Manservisi
    Pages 165-237
  5. Matthias Brinkmann, Norbert Siedow, Thomas Korb, Ulrich Lange, Günter Weidmann, Kurt Holtberg et al.
    Pages 239-337
  6. Thoralf Johansson, Ulrich Fotheringham
    Pages 339-357
  7. Peter Thomas, Clemens Kunisch, Volker Seibert, Andreas Bensberg
    Pages 359-379
  8. Kurt Nattermann, Christoph Hermanns
    Pages 381-412
  9. Kurt Nattermann, Harald Krümmet, Ludwig Frank, Volker Seibert
    Pages 413-447
  10. Seth Nzahumunyurwa, Hans-Jürgen Hoffmann, Hans Oechsner, Joachim Disam
    Pages 449-466
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 467-477

About this book


This book is one of a series reporting on international research and development activities conducted by the Schott Group companies. With the series, Schott aims to provide an overview of its activities for scientists, engineers and managers from all branches of industry worldwide where glasses and glass ceramics are of interest. Each volume begins with a chapter providing a general idea of the current problems, results and trends related to the subject treated. This volume reports on a large variety of mathematical simulations, covering all production steps of special glass manufacturing: melting, fining, mixing, homogenizing, hot and cold forming, thermal treatment, post-processing. Modern, commercially available software packages have been used and - whenever necessary - modified to satisfy the special requirements and situations in liquid or solid glasses, or the boundary conditions of forming processes.
The CD-ROM shows 27 simulations of different aspects such as surprising details of the pressing and casting process. The mathematical approach often helps understanding the overall and sometimes hidden features of processes and thus is a highly efficient tool for optimization efforts. Complementing and partly replacing experimental investigations, mathematical simulation enables considerable savings in time and money. Several of the results reported here are unique and published for the first time. Today, the methods of mathematical simulation are an integral part of problem solving in glass technology. The book is conceived as a monograph. The individual chapters, however, are written by different Schott experts or Schott's cooperation partners from international research institutes or universities. The scientific and technical background of the methods, as well as selected results and applications are treated in detail.


Glas Glass Melting Mathematical Simulation calculus calibration glass linear optimization mathematical modeling mechanics model modeling numerical analysis optimization simulation verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Loch
    • 1
  • Dieter Krause
    • 1
  1. 1.Schott GlasMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62782-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55966-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7907
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