## Abstract

In order to discuss the temperature distributions due to microwave (MW) selective heating of multi-phase solids, numerical analysis was conducted. The simulation was performed assuming the dielectric heating mechanism in a dual phase solid in which one phase has much larger permittivity (loss factor) than the other. In addition, an electric (E-) field inside the solid was assumed to be homogeneous, the value of which was estimated by a macroscopic electromagnetic (EM) simulation of the solid body placed in a TE10 cavity. In this EM simulation, a single phase solid body having an averaged permittivity value of the dual-phase is assumed. Next, heat transfer calculations were performed in order to obtain the temperature distribution in the dual phase solid, assigning different permittivity values to the phases giving rise different heat source terms in the thermal conduction equation. The boundary conditions were either adiabatic or considering the thermal energy dissipation by radiation to obtain the realistic temperature in the model solid. It was shown that a larger temperature difference resulted in larger particle size. The model considering the temperature dependence of the permittivity predicted a largest temperature difference during several ten milli-seconds.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 43127-43133 |

Number of pages | 7 |

Journal | Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy |

Volume | 43 |

Issue number | 1 |

Publication status | Published - 2009 Dec 1 |

## Keywords

- Heat transfer
- Microwave
- Multi phase material
- Numerical simulation
- Selective heating
- Temperature difference

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Metals and Alloys
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering