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.
Dinčov, D.D., Parrott, K.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, Vol. 14 No. 6, pp. 783-802. https://doi.org/10.1108/09615530410544319
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