Accession Number : ADA132853

Title :   A Free-Boundary Problem Arising from a Galvanizing Process.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Vogel,Thomas I

PDF Url : ADA132853

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A free-boundary problem which arises from a galvanizing process is studied. The physical problem is that of an infinite cylinder Omega' x R withdrawn from a fluid bath. Formally, this is a gravity-driven unidirectional viscous fluid flow on the exterior of the cylinder Omega' x R. The existence of a unique classical solution is shown under certain conditions on Omega', and asymptotic results for the thickness of the coat are obtained for large and small withdrawal speeds. If Omega' is a convex set, then the region bounded by the free surface of the fluid is shown to be convex, using level curve techniques. Finally, level curve techniques are used to bound the curvature of the free boundary in terms of that of the fixed boundary.

Descriptors :   *Boundary value problems, *Zinc coatings, Thickness, Mathematical models, Boundaries, Baths, Viscous flow, Fluid flow, Steel, Cylindrical bodies, Convex sets

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE