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Induction Heating and Heat Treatment

Edited by
Valery Rudnev
Valery Rudnev
Inductoheat Inc.
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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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ASM International
Volume
4C
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-167-2
Publication date:
2014
Book Chapter

Estimation of the Basic Induction Process Parameters

By
Sergio Lupi
Sergio Lupi
University of Padua
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Valery Rudnev
Valery Rudnev
Inductoheat, Inc.
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Published:
2014
Page range:
36 - 42

Abstract

Estimation of process parameters for selective heating and heat treating of simple- and complex-shaped workpieces in induction hardening can be accurately carried out using numerical simulation techniques such as the finite-element analysis and the finite-different method. Along with the significant benefits of modern numerical simulations, it is important to be able to use rough estimation techniques to develop a general understanding of the critical parameters of a particular induction heating system. This article discusses such numerical techniques for estimating the critical parameters: workpiece power estimation; estimation of electrical and thermal efficiency of the coil; and frequency selection for heating solid cylinders, tubes, pipes, slabs, plates, strips, and rectangular workpieces.

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Sergio Lupi, Valery Rudnev, 2014. "Estimation of the Basic Induction Process Parameters", Induction Heating and Heat Treatment, Valery Rudnev, George E. Totten

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