Coupled Electromagnetics-Multiphase Porous Media Model for Microwave Combination Heating

V. Rakesh, and A. Datta
Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
发布日期 2008

Although microwave heating has been studied in great detail, microwave combination heating has not. This work investigated this in a novel microwave combination system that heats the sample through a combination of microwaves and hot air.

The study used a coupled electromagnetics-multiphase porous media model in COMSOL to determine the effect of combining different heating modes on heating patterns. Temperature, moisture, pressure and evaporation rates in the sample were obtained as a function of location and time.