Journal of Engineering Mathematics

, Volume 70, Issue 1–3, pp 297–306 | Cite as

Deformations during jet-stripping in the galvanizing process

  • G. C. Hocking
  • W. L. Sweatman
  • A. D. Fitt
  • C. Breward


The problem of coating steel by passing it through a molten alloy and then stripping off excess coating using an air jet is considered. The work revisits the analysis of Tuck (Phys Fluids 26:2352, 1983) with the addition of extra shear terms and a consideration of the effect of increased air-jet speeds. A first-order partial differential equation is derived and solved both to obtain the steady-state coating shape and to determine the evolution of any defects that may form.


Coating flows Corrosion Galvanizing Steel Viscous flows 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. C. Hocking
    • 1
  • W. L. Sweatman
    • 2
  • A. D. Fitt
    • 3
  • C. Breward
    • 4
  1. 1.Mathematics and StatisticsMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Massey UniversityAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  4. 4.University of OxfordOxfordUK

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