Numerical Simulation Of Induction Heating Processes; Comparison Between Direct Multi-harmonic And Classical Staggered Approaches
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R Pascal, P Conraux & J M Bergheau
Numerical simulation of induction heating processes rests on the modelling of coupled thermal and magnetodynamic analyses. Strong couplings come from, on one hand, the power dissipated through Joule effect due to eddy currents, and on the other hand, electromagnetic properties that depend on temperature. Different methods can be used to perform such simulations. The aim of this paper is to compare a new fully coupled direct method where both phenomena are solved together with a more classical staggered approach.