The Mathematical and Physical Modeling of Primary Metals Processing Operations by Julian Szekely, James W. Evans, J. K. Brimacone
A book that provides the mathematical and physical modelling techniques developed for representing metals processing operations such as extraction, refining and solidification. Often referred to as transport phenomena, these techniques are specific to primary metals and used for process optimization and process development now becoming essential as industry moves to on-line computer control of metal processing. This subject matter covers the components of models based on fluid flow; heat and mass transfer; obtaining measurements (data acquisition); optimization of the process; and numerical solutions. Covers the basic principles of numerical solution of differential equations, both finite differences and finite elements. Examples included.