Modelling and simulation of temperature distribution in cast iron for microwave heating applications
Keywords:temperature distribution, thermal field simulation, microwave heating
Microwave heating represents a fast technology for processing materials, but it can be applied with success to some restricted class of materials. Ceramic materials contain dipolar particles that can generate frictions when are exposed to electric field lines, but metals, generally, reflect microwaves and create conditions for microwave plasma initiation. However, by creating specific conditions, the metal powders can be heated in microwave. This paper aims to simulate the temperature distribution in Fe samples by considering three different cases of simulation in terms of ceramic susceptor as primary heating source. The results of simulation revealed that using a combination of plate support and a second plate with a central hole, the temperature distribution outside the Fe sample affects the ceramic.
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