Field analysis of an induction cooker with square 9-coil system by applying diverse exciting patterns

L. C. Meng, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, P. C K Luk

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Abstract

This paper proposes a novel square 9-coil (3x3) matrix system for induction cooking applications in order to improve the heating performance. By means of finite element method (FEM) analysis, three different exciting modes for the proposed system are thoroughly investigated. The magnetic field and eddy currents distribution are studied for each case. Furthermore, thermal field computation is conducted to analyze and compare the heating performance for the proposed system with different exciting modes. The thermal field computation results indicate that the proposed square 9-coil system can effectively and significantly enhance the heating performance in terms of better uniformity and heating efficiency over conventional single coil systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, PEMD 2012
Volume2012
Edition592 CP
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2012
Event6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, PEMD 2012 - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Mar 201229 Mar 2012

Conference

Conference6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, PEMD 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period27/03/1229/03/12

Keywords

  • Coils
  • Eddy currents
  • Electromagnetic analysis
  • Finite element method
  • Induction heating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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