Simulation of Thick Plate Preheating Process Using Induction Heating

유도가열을 이용한 후판 예열공정 시뮬레이션

Oh, Yong Hee;Cho, Young Tae;Jung, Yoon Gyo

  • Received : 2015.10.14
  • Accepted : 2015.11.13
  • Published : 2015.12.01


Induction heating has been applied to the preheating process in various industrial fields. It has been used as a simple device structure, limiting the heating zone through controlled variables, and free-welding positions. It would be helpful to weld thick plates with arc welding such as GMAW. The induction heating process is well suited to this process. In this study, in order to find suitable induction heating parameters, a simulation was conducted with multi physics S/W. Three kinds of material were heated by induction coils designed specially for thick plate. Consequently, steel and nimonic alloy were the most efficient materials for preheating by induction. It can be concluded that the induction heating process is a good method for preheating the thick plate.


Induction heating;Thick plate;Preheating;Gap


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