Commun. Comput. Phys., 8 (2010), pp. 211-225.

Computational Study of Electromagnetic Fields, Eddy Currents and Induction Heating in Thin and Thick Workpieces

Mohammad Hossein Tavakoli 1*, Hossein Karbaschi 1, Feridoun Samavat 1

1 Physics Department, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan 65174, Iran.

Received 2 July 2009; Accepted (in revised version) 2 November 2009
Available online 12 February 2010


A set of 2D steady state finite element numerical simulations of electromagnetic fields, eddy currents distribution and induction heating pattern has been done for different thicknesses of a metal workpiece. Comparison between the calculation results show the importance of workpiece thickness on induction heating process including electromagnetic field distribution, eddy currents pattern, heating structure and coil efficiency.

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PACS: 02.60.Cb, 02.70.Dh, 07.05.Tp, 81.05.Bx
Key words: Computer simulation, finite element analysis, modeling, induction heating, metals.

*Corresponding author.
Email: (M. H. Tavakoli), (H. Karbaschi), (F. Samavat)

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