Thermo-mechanical problems in induction heating of steel
- Pantelyat, Michael
- Uhle, Manfred
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
- 58G11 83C50 73G25
- induction heating, Maxwell's equations, heat transfer, mechanical deformations
We discuss a 3D model that is capable for describing mechanical deformations of steel through induction hardening processes. It consists of a reduced system of Maxwell's equations, the heat transfer equation and a system of equations describing the mechanical state of the steel workpiece. In a first step the model is applied to simulation of an axisymmetrical induction hardening device, which is a wide-spread industrial equipment. We present numerical results obtained for a steel tube hardening.