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Predictive Process Control of Crowded Particulate Suspensions : Applied to Ceramic Manufacturing - James E. Funk

Predictive Process Control of Crowded Particulate Suspensions

Applied to Ceramic Manufacturing

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1993
ISBN: 9780792394099
Number Of Pages: 786

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Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding. Proverbs 4:7 In the early chapters of the book of Proverbs there is a strong emphasis on three words: knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Perhaps we can apply these words to our philosophy behind the technology of Predictive Process Control. Knowledge is the accumulation of information provided by education as we begin to store the data in our brains that should prepare us for the challenges of the manufacturing environment. It applies to every level and every opportunity of education, formal and informal. This is simply to Know, without any requirement except a good memory, and is the basis for the following two thoughts. Understanding is the assimilation of knowledge, or the thinking process, as we begin to arrange and rearrange the data we Know for quick recall as it may be needed. This also applies to every level and opportunity of education. It is Know-Why based upon what we Know, and it requires some scepticism of oversimplified answers and a hunger for mental consistency. Wisdom is the application of both knowledge and understanding in real life enterprises. As we apply both our knowledge and understanding in those situations, all three are further enhanced by each progressive experience. This is that wonderful Know-How - to apply our education based upon Know-why, which was based upon Knowledge - which provides the confidence we need to advance in all phases of performance.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Principal Symbols
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction to Predictive Process Controlp. 1
Introduction to Particle Physicsp. 19
Introduction to Particle Size Analysisp. 23
Review of Packing in Polydisperse Particle Systemsp. 37
Fundamentals of Particle Packing, Monodisperse Spheresp. 59
Derivation of the Dinger-Funk Particle Size Distribution Equationp. 75
Packing of Discrete versus Continuous Particle Size Distributionsp. 85
Computer Modelling of Particle Packing Phenomenap. 95
Computational Methods Applied to Experimental Distributionsp. 105
The Particle Crowding Index (PCI) and the InterParticle Separation Distance (IPS)p. 121
Surface Areap. 147
Porosity and Pore Size Distributionp. 153
Reaction Paths During Firingp. 157
Introduction to Interparticle Chemistryp. 171
Van der Waals Energy of Attractionp. 173
The Electrical Double Layerp. 187
The Role of the Liquid Mediump. 199
Chemical Additives for Forming Processesp. 211
Introduction to the Rheology of Crowded Suspensionsp. 231
Viscosity and Rheologyp. 235
Shear-Thinning and Dilatant Rheologiesp. 253
A Computer Model for Rheology: Proving the Existence and Cause of Dilatancyp. 277
Introduction to Ceramic Forming Processesp. 323
Practical Rheologyp. 327
Milling or Comminutionp. 373
High Intensity Mechanical Dispersion (HID)p. 395
Slip Preparation and Data Interpretationp. 415
Stability of Suspensionsp. 445
A Model for Controlled Drying and Firing Shrinkagep. 455
Slip Casting at Atmospheric Pressurep. 463
Filter Pressing Effects Due to HIDp. 481
Spray Drying and Dry Pressingp. 507
Extrusion and Extrudersp. 517
Plastic Formingp. 547
Very High Solids Castable Refractoriesp. 561
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ISBN: 9780792394099
ISBN-10: 0792394097
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 786
Published: 30th November 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.51  x 5.33
Weight (kg): 1.29

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