Heating performance improvement and field study of the induction cooker

L. C. Meng, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, K. W. Chan

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Abstract

Magnetic induction heating is a common technique exploiting high frequency eddy current losses on metallic objects. In the past one to two decades, induction heating has been extended to the catering industry as induction cooker. Currently, the induction cooker draws more and more attentions as one of the popular kitchen appliances. This paper mainly investigates the magnetic field of induction cooker for improving its heating performance. Firstly, the magnetic field and heating performance of conventional induction cooker are analyzed. Furthermore, the problems associated with conventional induction cooker are identified. In order to overcome those disadvantages of traditional induction cooker, a novel coil format is proposed. Meanwhile, Finite Element Method is used to simulate and further analyze the behavior of the induction cooker. Finally, a prototype of the proposed induction cooker is built. The experimental results of conventional and the novel induction cooker are presented and compared. Both the simulation and experimental results indicate that the proposed solution can efficaciously improve the heating performance of conventional induction cooker.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 3rd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2009
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2009
Event2009 3rd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2009 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 20 May 200922 May 2009

Conference

Conference2009 3rd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2009
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period20/05/0922/05/09

Keywords

  • Coil
  • Heating performance
  • Induction cooker
  • Magnetic field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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