# Induction heating of hollow cylinder

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 September 23, 2009, 10:08 Induction heating of hollow cylinder #1 New Member   Aniket Join Date: Sep 2009 Posts: 1 Rep Power: 0 Hello, I am doing a project on simulation of heating of a pipe by induction heating. As such, the I have to model the effect of induction coil placed around the pipe, given specific power input and frequency. My final goal is to find the temperature distribution in pipe when the coil is moved along the pipe's length at specific speed (very low 2-4 mm/min) The parameter's I know are- 1. The power input 2. Frequency 3. Speed of movement How should I start off? I found that the origin of induction heating is a volumetric heat generation rate, so I ll have to write a UDF for the pipe's volume. However, how can figure out the heat generation rate in time and space?

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 Originally Posted by cfd.geek Hello, I am doing a project on simulation of heating of a pipe by induction heating. As such, the I have to model the effect of induction coil placed around the pipe, given specific power input and frequency. My final goal is to find the temperature distribution in pipe when the coil is moved along the pipe's length at specific speed (very low 2-4 mm/min) The parameter's I know are- 1. The power input 2. Frequency 3. Speed of movement How should I start off? I found that the origin of induction heating is a volumetric heat generation rate, so I ll have to write a UDF for the pipe's volume. However, how can figure out the heat generation rate in time and space?
Hello,

Any update on this? Were you able to model the induction coil in Fluent? If so, please help me here how you did it as I also want to simulate the plasma as it passes inside the RF induction coils.

Thank you.

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