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Numerical Modeling of an Industrial Aluminum Melting Furnace

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Angela O. Nieckele

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pontifı́cia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Marque⁁s de São Vicente, 225, 22453-900, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mo⁁nica F. Naccache

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pontifı́cia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Marque⁁s de São Vicente, 225, 22453-900, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marcos S. P. Gomes

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pontifı́cia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Marque⁁s de São Vicente, 225, 22453-900, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

J. Energy Resour. Technol 126(1), 72-81 (May 04, 2004) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1625396 History: Received July 01, 2002; Revised June 01, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Isotherms at furnace walls: (a) parallel jet, (b) divergent jet, (c) single burner
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Total heat flux at the aluminum surface: (a) parallel jet, (b) divergent jet, (c) single burner.
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Isosurfaces for the staged combustion parallel jet: (a) 1% CH4; (b) 5% O2; (c) 1% CO; (d) 50% CO2.
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Methane distribution (a) x=0.80 m,y=0.65 m and y=0.85 m, (b) y=0.65 m,z=0.25 m and y=0.50 m.
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Oxygen distribution (a) x=0.80 m,y=0.65 m and y=0.85 m, (b) y=0.65 m,z=0.25 m and y=0.50 m.
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Carbon Monoxide distribution (a) x=0.80 m,y=0.65 m and y=0.85 m, (b) y=0.65 m,z=0.25 m and y=0.50 m
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Carbon Dioxide distribution (a) x=0.80 m,y=0.65 m and y=0.85 m, (b) y=0.65 m,z=0.25 m and y=0.50 m
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H2O distribution along the aluminum surface:(a) parallel jet, (b) divergent jet, (c) single burner
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Injection and chimney geometry: (a) frontal x-y plane; (b) y-z plane; (c) x-z plane
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Injection configuration for the (a) burner; (b) parallel jets; (c) divergent jets.
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Isosurface of T=2000 K. Parallel jet
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Top view of the isosurface T=2000 K: (a) parallel jet, (b) divergent jet, (c) single burner
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Temperature distribution (a) x=0.80 m,y=0.65 m and y=0.85 m, (b) y=0.65 m,z=0.25 m and y=0.50 m

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