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Thermal analysis of magnetic shields for induction heating

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For the design of magnetic shields for induction heating, it is useful to analyse not only the magnetic field reduction but also the temperature behaviour of the shield. The latter is heated by its electromagnetic losses and by thermal radiation from the workpiece. A coupled thermal-electromagnetic axisymmetric finite element model is used to study the temperature of a shield for an axisymmetric induction heater, highlighting the effect of the radius, length, thickness and material of the shield on its temperature and magnetic shielding factor. Also the effect of frequency and workpiece dimensions is investigated. The model is validated by measuring magnetic induction, induced currents in the shield and temperature of the shield on the experimental setup. The temperature is unacceptably high for shields close to the excitation coil, especially if the shield length is lower than the workpiece length. Although the study is carried out for one specific induction heater geometry, the paper indicates the effect of parameters such as geometry, material and frequency on shield temperature so that the results are also useful for other induction heating configurations.
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Finite Element Analysis, Shielding, Optimisation, GENETIC ALGORITHM

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Sergeant, Peter, Dietrich Hectors, Luc Dupré, and Koenraad Van Reusel. 2009. “Thermal Analysis of Magnetic Shields for Induction Heating.” Iet Electric Power Applications 3 (6): 543–550.
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Sergeant, Peter, Hectors, D., Dupré, L., & Van Reusel, K. (2009). Thermal analysis of magnetic shields for induction heating. IET ELECTRIC POWER APPLICATIONS, 3(6), 543–550.
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Sergeant P, Hectors D, Dupré L, Van Reusel K. Thermal analysis of magnetic shields for induction heating. IET ELECTRIC POWER APPLICATIONS. 2009;3(6):543–50.
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Sergeant, Peter, Dietrich Hectors, Luc Dupré, et al. “Thermal Analysis of Magnetic Shields for Induction Heating.” IET ELECTRIC POWER APPLICATIONS 3.6 (2009): 543–550. Print.
@article{797884,
  abstract     = {For the design of magnetic shields for induction heating, it is useful to analyse not only the magnetic field reduction but also the temperature behaviour of the shield. The latter is heated by its electromagnetic losses and by thermal radiation from the workpiece. A coupled thermal-electromagnetic axisymmetric finite element model is used to study the temperature of a shield for an axisymmetric induction heater, highlighting the effect of the radius, length, thickness and material of the shield on its temperature and magnetic shielding factor. Also the effect of frequency and workpiece dimensions is investigated. The model is validated by measuring magnetic induction, induced currents in the shield and temperature of the shield on the experimental setup. The temperature is unacceptably high for shields close to the excitation coil, especially if the shield length is lower than the workpiece length. Although the study is carried out for one specific induction heater geometry, the paper indicates the effect of parameters such as geometry, material and frequency on shield temperature so that the results are also useful for other induction heating configurations.},
  author       = {Sergeant, Peter and Hectors, Dietrich and Dupré, Luc and Van Reusel, Koenraad},
  issn         = {1751-8660},
  journal      = {IET ELECTRIC POWER APPLICATIONS},
  keywords     = {Finite Element Analysis,Shielding,Optimisation,GENETIC ALGORITHM},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {543--550},
  title        = {Thermal analysis of magnetic shields for induction heating},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-epa.2008.0250},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2009},
}

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