Title: Subject-oriented assessment of numerical simulation techniques for induction heating applications

Authors: Valery Rudnev

Addresses: Group Director, Science and Technology, Inductoheat Group, 32251 N. Avis Dr, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071, USA

Abstract: The evaluation of different computer modelling approaches tailored for the needs of induction heating and induction heat treating is discussed in this article. The most popular numerical techniques, including the finite difference method, finite element analysis, the mutual impedance technique and the boundary element method and their use in developing subject-oriented software, are also discussed here.

Keywords: computation; computer modelling; hardening; induction heating; numerical simulation; induction heat treatment; finite difference method; FDM; finite element analysis; FEA; mutual impedance; boundary element method; BEM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2007.013119

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2007 Vol.29 No.1/2/3/4, pp.43 - 51

Published online: 09 Apr 2007 *

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