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Magneto‐thermal‐motion coupling in transverse flux heating

Tiberiu Tudorache (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania)
Virgiliu Fireteanu (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania)



This paper aims to deal with the 3D finite element analysis of metallic sheets heating in translating motion through the air gap of an inductor of transverse flux type.


This study presents two finite element based motion coupling techniques used to analyze the transient temperature field of moving metallic sheets heated by induction.


The numerical results obtained by the two different magneto‐thermal – translating motion coupling techniques proposed in this paper are in good agreement with each other being validated also by experimental measurements.

Practical implications

The proposed numerical techniques can be used for the design and optimization of transverse flux induction heating systems.


An original solution to improve the transversal thermal profile of the metallic sheet based on the magnetic shielding is proposed and analyzed. The numerical results of the thermal field are validated by experimental measurements.



Tudorache, T. and Fireteanu, V. (2008), "Magneto‐thermal‐motion coupling in transverse flux heating", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 27 No. 2, pp. 399-407.



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