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Numerical simulation of the air flow patterns in an optical fiber drawing furnace
Author(s): Christopher Pellon; Haris Papamichael; Ioannis N. Miaoulis
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents results of a numerical simulation of the air flow in an optical fiber drawing furnace for a variety of processing conditions of industrial interest. The numerical model was based on PHOENICS, a fluid-flow simulation computer program, and was verified experimentally by flow visualization and thermal anemometry. Flow patterns in the area between the preform and the furnace walls were obtained for various furnace configurations. Results show that the air flow changes significantly by changing the geometry of the entrance and exit of the furnace.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2287, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III, (21 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190951
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Christopher Pellon, Tufts Univ. (United States)
Haris Papamichael, Tufts Univ. (United States)
Ioannis N. Miaoulis, Tufts Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2287:
Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III
Alexander J. Marker III, Editor(s)

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