A multi-physics model for microwave heating in metal casting applications embedding a mode stirrer

Oliver Wiedenmann, Robert Ramakrishnan, Emre Kiliç, Patrick Saal, Uwe Siart, Thomas F. Eibert

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Abstract

Microwave heating can be employed to improve the metal casting process. However, the usage of microwave ovens for casting imposes some specific problems which do not occur in conventional heating processes. In this paper, an approach is described in which a mechanical mode stirrer is used to provide a homogeneous electromagnetic field, while the heat input is controlled by the placement of susceptors. Due to the temperature dependency of the dielectric parameters a multi-physics model has been developed for the solution of the electro-thermal problem. A statistical method is implemented to include the rotating mode stirrer in the model. The results of the simulation are validated by experiments in order to create a simulation environment for the development of a microwave furnace casting process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 the 7th German Microwave Conference, GeMiC 2012
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 the 7th German Microwave Conference, GeMiC 2012 - Ilmenau, Germany
Duration: 12 Mar 201214 Mar 2012

Publication series

Name2012 the 7th German Microwave Conference, GeMiC 2012

Conference

Conference2012 the 7th German Microwave Conference, GeMiC 2012
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityIlmenau
Period12/03/1214/03/12

Keywords

  • Metal casting applications
  • microwave ovens
  • multi-physics model
  • reverberation chamber

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