By Topic

A Novel Crossed Traveling Wave Induction Heating System and Finite Element Analysis of Eddy Current and Temperature Distributions

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
S. L. Ho ; Dept. of Electr. & Eng., Hong Kong Polytech. Univ., Kowloon, China ; Junhua Wang ; W. N. Fu ; Y. H. Wang

A novel crossed traveling wave induction heating (C-TWIH) system for heating thin industrial strips is proposed and its finite element method (FEM) simulations are reported. Compared with a typical traveling wave induction heating (TWIH) device, C-TWIH has more uniform and concentrated eddy current density distributions. This is because the C-TWIH system exploits a three-phase induction heater with crossed yoke arrangement, and the magnetic fluxes generated by each phase are interacting and complementing each other to compensate for the weak magnetic areas of each phase. Temperature distribution and variation of the C-TWIH system is also characterized. The fabricated novel model has a temperature range from 251degC to 270degC and its undesired temperature non-uniformity is reduced by 43% compared with those in typical TWIH devices.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Magnetics  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 10 )