Fig. 1: Temperature contours.
Fig. 2: Voltage contours on the transformer bushing
In addition to simulating the part, designing the environment in which the part is heated may also be important. For induction heating, the shape of the coils can play a major part in the heating process. In addition, the heating equipment can be driven at different frequencies which will also affect the quality and efficiency of the heating process. To cater to these problems, a finite element or a combination of finite element methods is required. The real question is to understand the process and find the level of simulation required to produce useful results.
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