Induction heating using a 2-phase travelling wave setup

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A laboratory implementation of a two-phase travelling wave induction heating setup is described. The focus is the development of a versatile power control system for multi-coil experiments and parameter studies.
The drive system features high temporal accuracy, full real-time controllability, and integrated measurement technology, analyzed step wise. The performance was tested using a full pitch travelling wave inductor based on litz wire with a flux concentrator from a powder material. Thermographic images from the experiments are presented and the results are compared with simulations. The challenges related to multi-coil configurations are explained, many of which are difficult to predict from simulations.

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  • Materials Engineering

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  • travelling wave, Induction heating
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-226
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Volume44
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes