An Electromagnetic and Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of High Frequency Induction Heating for Steel Plate Bending
Eddy currents of electromagnetic field leads not only to the local heating of plate but also to the thermal-elasto-plastic deformation in the induction heating. It is necessary to have a simulation model to attract the possibility of induction heating equipment and to study the deformation behavior. The goal of present paper is to investigate the possibility of induction heating equipment for steel plate bending. The residual stress distribution of induction heating is investigated by an electromagnetic analysis in conjunction with thermal-mechanical analysis. A computational model based on FEA is used to study the electromagnetic field and thermalmechanical process. Comparison with the residual strain fields and deformation of both heating shows that the induction heating has good similarity with the gas heating.
Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim
J. H. Lee et al., "An Electromagnetic and Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of High Frequency Induction Heating for Steel Plate Bending", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 1283-1286, 2006