Thermal analysis of the hot dip-coating process

Hui Zhang, Karim M. Moallemi, Sunil Kumar

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In this study a thermal analysis is performed of the hot dip-coating process where solidification of metal occurs on a bar moving through a finite molten bath. Despite the importance of dip-coating as a modern manufacturing technology, no studies have been reported in the literature that have performed a detailed thermal analysis. A continuum model is considered in the present study where the important thermal effects such as axial diffusion, buoyancy, and shear induced motion are accounted for. Parametric effects of the bath geometry, and initial and boundary temperatures and solid velocity, as characterized by the Reynolds number, Grashof number, and Stefan numbers, are presented. Good agreement is obtained with available experimental results from literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer in Metals and Containerless Processing and Manufacturing
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0791807312
StatePublished - 1991
Event28th National Heat Transfer Conference - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Jul 28 1991Jul 31 1991

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
ISSN (Print)0272-5673


Other28th National Heat Transfer Conference
CityMinneapolis, MN, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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