Elements of Induction Heating: Design, Control, and Applications
Chapter 2: Theory of Induction Heating
An induction heating system consists of a source of alternating current (ac), an induction coil, and the workpiece to be heated. This chapter describes the basic phenomena underlying induction heating with respect to the interactions between the coil and the workpiece. The chapter reviews the mechanistic basis for induction heating and provides an example of eddy-current distribution in a solid bar. The chapter defines two important concepts in the technology of induction heating: equivalent resistance and electrical efficiency. The chapter concludes with a discussion of methods for determination of power requirements for a given application.
Theory of Induction Heating, Elements of Induction Heating: Design, Control, and Applications, By S. Zinn, S. L. Semiatin, ASM International, 1988, p 9–25, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.eihdca.t65220009
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