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March 2005 A Numerical Study of Unsteady, Thermal, Glass Fiber Drawing Processes
M. Gregory Forest, Hong Zhou
Commun. Math. Sci. 3(1): 27-45 (March 2005).


An efficient second-order stable numerical method is presented to solve the model partial differential equations of thermal glass fiber processing. The physical process and structure of the model equations are described first. The numerical issues are then clarified. The heart of our method is a MacCormack scheme with flux limiting. The numerical method is validated on a linearized isothermal model and by comparison with known exact stationary solutions. The numerical method is then generalized to solve the equations of motion of thermal glass fiber drawing, exhibiting order of convergence. Further, the nonlinear PDE scheme is benchmarked against an independent linearized stability analysis of boundary value solutions near the onset of instability, which demonstrates the efficiency of the method.


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M. Gregory Forest. Hong Zhou. "A Numerical Study of Unsteady, Thermal, Glass Fiber Drawing Processes." Commun. Math. Sci. 3 (1) 27 - 45, March 2005.


Published: March 2005
First available in Project Euclid: 17 March 2005

zbMATH: 1079.35082
MathSciNet: MR2132824

Rights: Copyright © 2005 International Press of Boston

Vol.3 • No. 1 • March 2005
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