Stress relieving furnace modelling and analysis

Gribble, Brett (2006) Stress relieving furnace modelling and analysis. [USQ Project]


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This project investigates the theory behind the application of a gas fired furnace to the
achievement of a certain thermal cycle. The thermal cycle is question is to achieve a
stress relieving process on materials generated by processing of the material by (for
example) welding.
This is achieved by exploration of available furnace technology information and then
by the application of this information to the particular furnace and application under
consideration. A thermal model for the furnace is then developed in an attempt to
fully understand the effects of system parameter variation on the performance and
efficiency of the furnace.
In conjunction with the theoretical model, a prototype furnace is also developed to
enable assessment of the furnace parameters directly through measurement. Aspects
of the furnace design also considered are the structural, combustion, gas control and
electrical elements.
A brief life cycle assessment is also performed in order to assess the environmental
impacts of the project. Alternative approaches to performing the stress relieving
operation are then considered.
Finally, a summary of the project objectives is presented along with further work
which is to be carried out in the future.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:07
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: furnace; heat; combustion; temperature
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401703 Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401799 Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified

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