Numerical Simulation of the Thermal Tempering Process
Thermal tempering of glass is a heat treatment process. During quenching, the cooling rate, i.e. the rate of temperature change, governs and affects thermal strains and mechanical behaviour. The tempering process is affected by heat transfer and glass support. The theory of heat transfer is covered in many books dealing with the basic concepts of conduction, convection and radiation, see e.g. BEJAN (1993) and MILLS (1999). The heat transfer during the thermal tempering process is described in Section 3.2.
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