Modélisation de la vidange d'une fonte verrière chauffée par induction

Abstract : This thesis is part of the development of a new technology of oxides melting in a furnace heated by induction. The technology studied involves strong interactions between electromagnetic, thermal and hydrodynamic phenomena in a flow with physical properties strongly dependents of the temperature. The aim of the thesis is the modelling of the process by coupling closely the Joule heating, the mechanical stirring and the draining of the furnace. The modeling of the time evolution of the interface between glass and air during the emptying of the cold crucible was performed. Regarding the methodology, we chose to combine two scientific codes: Flux® for the electromagnetic calculation and Fluent® for thermal-hydraulics. The evolution of the free surface was treated by the multiphasic method "Volume -Of- Fluid - VOF" and the mechanical stirring by the “Moving Reference Frame” and the “Sliding Mesh”. First of all, we considered the draining of a tank filled with a silicon oil of high-viscosity without mechanical stirring. This initial model took into account studies of hydraulic similarity between the silicon oil and the glass. Then we superimposed the forced flow creates by the mechanical stirrer, the thermal and the electromagnetic phenomena in order to model the flow of the molten glass. The final model can provide various parameters, including the time needed to drain the furnace, the heat transfer flux and the time evolution of the mass flow rate and of the temperature inside de furnace.
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Marcio Lima da Silva. Modélisation de la vidange d'une fonte verrière chauffée par induction. Matériaux. Université de Grenoble, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014GRENI015⟩. ⟨tel-01060168⟩

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