Simulation of Honeycomb-Structured SiC Heating Elements

허니컴 구조 SiC 발열체 성능 평가 시뮬레이션

  • Lee, Jong-Hyuk (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hongik University) ;
  • Cho, Youngjae (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hongik University) ;
  • Kim, Chanyoung (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hongik University) ;
  • Kwon, Yongwoo (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hongik University) ;
  • Kong, Young-Min (School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ulsan)
  • 이종혁 (홍익대학교 신소재공학과) ;
  • 조영재 (홍익대학교 신소재공학과) ;
  • 김찬영 (홍익대학교 신소재공학과) ;
  • 권용우 (홍익대학교 신소재공학과) ;
  • 공영민 (울산대학교 첨단소재공학부)
  • Received : 2015.06.29
  • Accepted : 2015.09.01
  • Published : 2015.09.27


A simulation method to estimate microstructure dependent material properties and their influence on performance for a honeycomb structured SiC heating element has been established. Electrical and thermal conductivities of a porous SiC sample were calculated by solving a current continuity equation. Then, the results were used as input parameters for a finite element analysis package to predict temperature distribution when the heating element was subjected to a DC bias. Based on the simulation results, a direction of material development for better heating efficiency was found. In addition, a modified metal electrode scheme to decelerate corrosion kinetics was proposed, by which the durability of the water heating system was greatly improved.


Supported by : MOTIE(Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy)


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