The ANL Glass Furnace Model (GFM) was developed for steady state simulation of industrial glass furnaces. Unfortunately, a large fraction of the operating glass furnaces do not operate in a steady state mode and computational costs make it prohibitive to run the simulations in a transient mode. A solution methodology was developed to model these transient furnaces in steady state mode. This solution methodology was used to model a small, industrial furnace on which a relatively comprehensive set of data was taken. This paper presents the solution methodology in detail along with some of the qualitative validation results indicating the validity of the modeling approximation.

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