Experience and perspectives of using ELTA programs for teaching induction heating


The paper describes experience of authors in teaching induction heating using subject-oriented programs ELTA and 2DELTA. A guide-book for research and practical exercises in the field of induction heating has been developed for graduate and postgraduate students, young specialists and engineers. A set of practical tasks in induction heating, based on computer modeling using the ELTA and 2DELTA programs, is included in a course book, prepared by the authors. Several examples for teaching, training or self-education are presented in this paper to demonstrate the basic electromagnetic and thermal phenomena of induction heating, such as skin, edge and end electromagnetic effects. Use of ELTA and 2DELTA programs for design of induction processes for heating billets in line and slabs in multi-stage heater is also included in the paper. (Full text)