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21 October 1994 Numerical simulation of the air flow patterns in an optical fiber drawing furnace
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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.
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Christopher Pellon, Haris Papamichael, and Ioannis N. Miaoulis "Numerical simulation of the air flow patterns in an optical fiber drawing furnace", Proc. SPIE 2287, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III, (21 October 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.190951
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