APPLICATION OF THE FINITE ELEMENT NETHOD TO COMPUTER SIMULATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC AND THERMAL PROCESSES IN INDUCTION COOKERS AND HEATED DISHES

M. G. Pantelyat

Abstract


In-house computer code EleFAnT2D developed at the Institute for Fundamentals and Theory in Electrical Engineering (IGTE) of the Graz University of Technology, Austria is used to compute by the Finite Element Method distributions of electromagnetic and thermal fields of household induction cookers. The code EleFAnT2D and developed numerical models are used during the Bachelor and Master students training at the Department for Electrical Apparatus, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kharkiv, Ukraine. In the paper there are presented the developed mathematical and computer models, solved equations, initial and boundary conditions. Obtained numerical results are described and analyzed in detail. Numerical analysis carried out by students helped them to propose designs of various inductors of induction cookers as well as to develop in their Bachelor and Master Theses conceptual designs of induction cookers in whole. Illustrative examples are presented.

Keywords


computer simulation; electromagnetic field; Finite Element Method; heated dishes; induction cooker; thermal field.

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