A new computational approach to microwave heating of two-phase porous materials

Dincov, Dusko, Parrott, Kevin A. and Pericleous, K.A. (2004) A new computational approach to microwave heating of two-phase porous materials. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, 14 (6). pp. 783-802. ISSN 0961-5539

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09615530410544319


Computational results for the microwave heating of a porous material are presented in this paper. Combined finite difference time domain and finite volume methods were used to solve equations that describe the electromagnetic field and heat and mass transfer in porous media. The coupling between the two schemes is through a change in dielectric properties which were assumed to be dependent on both temperature and moisture content. The model was able to reflect the evolution of both temperature and moisture fields as well as energy penetration as the moisture in the porous medium evaporates. Moisture movement results from internal pressure gradients produced by the internal heating and phase change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electromagnetic radiation, Microwaves, Porous materials
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2009 14:47
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/501

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