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Modeling in Materials Processing by Jonathan A. Dantzig, Charles L. Tucker

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CHAPTER ONEIntroduction

1.1 WHAT IS A MODEL?

In recent years, modeling has been embraced by the materials processing community as a tool for understanding and improving manufacturing processes. Models are often implemented in computer programs, but there are important differences between a model and the computer code that implements it. A model is a set of equations used to represent a physical process. Finite element or finite difference methods, and the computer programs that implement them, are techniques to solve the equations of the model, but they are not the model itself. Our main emphasis will be on creating models – on reducing a physical process to a set of equations – especially models whose solution accurately describes the behavior ...

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