Characterization of microwave heating patterns in a part-shaped mold

Trent A. Shidaker, Martin C. Hawley, Jes Asmussen

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Abstract

Experiments have been conducted on a part-shaped microwave applicator to characterize microwave heating behavior. Microwave energy is induced in a brass cavity through several ports via external microwave applicators tuned to the TE011 mode. An iris, acting as a shunt admittance device, is placed between the external applicator and the part-shaped mold. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of the iris orientation, configuration, and width on the heating patterns and heating rates in non-reactive, glass-reinforced polyester plates. As suggested from thermal paper images and initial heating rates, the iris width controls the intensity of the admitted electric field (E-field) from the external applicator; the resonant heating patterns appear to be independent of the iris width. The TE011 mode is most easily excited using a single iris oriented parallel to the microwave excitation probe. Utilizing an asymmetric single iris at an off-centered port improved heating uniformity. Preliminary calculations of the E-field inside the part-shaped cavity qualitatively depict similar resonant patterns to those of experimental results.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational SAMPE Technical Conference
PublisherSAMPE
Pages216-226
Number of pages11
Volume27
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 27th International SAMPE Technical Conference - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: Oct 9 1995Oct 12 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 27th International SAMPE Technical Conference
CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA
Period10/9/9510/12/95

Profile

Applicators
Microwave heating
Microwaves
Heating rate
Heating
Electric fields
Polyesters
Brass
Glass
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Building and Construction
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Shidaker, T. A., Hawley, M. C., & Asmussen, J. (1995). Characterization of microwave heating patterns in a part-shaped mold. In International SAMPE Technical Conference (Vol. 27, pp. 216-226). SAMPE.

Characterization of microwave heating patterns in a part-shaped mold. / Shidaker, Trent A.; Hawley, Martin C.; Asmussen, Jes.

International SAMPE Technical Conference. Vol. 27 SAMPE, 1995. p. 216-226.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Shidaker, TA, Hawley, MC & Asmussen, J 1995, Characterization of microwave heating patterns in a part-shaped mold. in International SAMPE Technical Conference. vol. 27, SAMPE, pp. 216-226, Proceedings of the 1995 27th International SAMPE Technical Conference, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 10/9/95.
Shidaker TA, Hawley MC, Asmussen J. Characterization of microwave heating patterns in a part-shaped mold. In International SAMPE Technical Conference. Vol. 27. SAMPE. 1995. p. 216-226.
Shidaker, Trent A. ; Hawley, Martin C. ; Asmussen, Jes. / Characterization of microwave heating patterns in a part-shaped mold. International SAMPE Technical Conference. Vol. 27 SAMPE, 1995. pp. 216-226
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