High-Frequency Microwave Heating Technology for Automobile Windshield
In the paper, a new type of high-frequency microwave heating method for windshield forming process was investigated. In order to obtain the effects of forming process parameters and windshield properties on the forming qualities of windshield, the distributions of electromagnetic energy and temperature were simulated by coupling electromagnetic analysis with multi-physics analysis. Moreover, the influence of different microwave input frequencies on electromagnetic energy and temperature distributions was analyzed. The results show that a travelling-standing wave distribution of electromagnetic energy is formed within windshield. And the temperature distribution and heating time are determined by combined influences of windshield properties and microwave frequency. And the necessary temperature distribution can be realized by electing appropriate microwave frequency.
Jinglong Bu, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang, Yungang Li
F. Wang et al., "High-Frequency Microwave Heating Technology for Automobile Windshield", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 287-290, pp. 2221-2224, 2011