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On April 11, 2019, the Van der Valk hotel in Eindhoven is the place to gain knowledge on smart manufacturing, advanced thermal design and optomechatronics. The conference program focuses on high-end system development for markets where smart engineering and technology make a difference.
Model-based thermal analysis of a complex manufacturing machine
Attend the talk of our thermal expert Rob van Gils at High-Tech Systems 2019. Rob will discuss how you can model highly complex (thermal) systems in an efficient way.
April 11, 2019
Van der Valk hotel, Eindhoven
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About Rob’s presentation
Advanced thermal performance in mechatronic machinery benefits from appropriate thermal modelling of the to-be-designed machine. These models provide indispensable insights, such as thermal behaviour as function of parameter variations and frequency domain analyses, that are extremely difficult to obtain experimentally.
In this presentation, the case of a glass-tube oven, exhibiting complex thermal phenomena, is used to present the efficient way of modelling highly complex (thermal) systems that is commonly employed within Philips Engineering Solutions. In the presentation, the basic model that describes the machine will be elaborately discussed. Subjects of interest are:
- the modelling considerations with respect to the complex phenomena of nonlinear natural and forced convective and radiative heat transfer;
- the effect of the mass transport in conveyor belts;
- the capturing of the machine layout by a relatively low number of lumped masses.
- the case, furthermore, considers employment of the model to estimate the reduction in energy requirements for some proposed system adaptions. Some of the adaptions investigated are:
- changing conveyor belt material and geometry (reduction in thermal mass for increased energy efficiency);
- decrease in oven temperature (due to Wien’s displacement law, a colder oven will emit radiation at higher wavelengths, as a result the glass will absorb more of the energy emitted by the burner);
- changing the insulation of the return zone of the conveyor belt in order to minimize the cool down of the conveyer belt in the return zone.
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Mark your calendar and join Rob at High-Tech Systems 2019.