Induction heating of cylindrical nonmagnetic ingots
Induction heating of cylindrical nonmagnetic billets by their rotation in static magnetic field is modeled. The magnetic field is produced by a system of appropriately arranged permanent magnets. The numerical model is solved by our own full adaptive higher-order finite element method in a monolithic formulation, i.e., both magnetic and temperature fields are solved simultaneously, respecting their mutual interaction. All principal nonlinearities are included in the model (permeability of ferromagnetic parts of the system as well as temperature dependences of physical parameters of the heated metal). The methodology is illustrated by two examples whose results are discussed.