Journal article

On the heating of a two-dimensional slab in a microwave cavity: Aperture effects

TR Marchant, B Liu

ANZIAM Journal | Published : 2001

Abstract

AbstractThe steady-state heating of a two-dimensional slab by the TE10 mode in a microwave cavity is considered. The cavity contains an iris with a variable aperture and is closed by a short. Resonance can occur in the cavity, which is dependent on the short position, the aperture width and the temperature of the heated slab.The governing equations for the slab are steady-state versions of the forced heat equation and Maxwell's equations while fixed-temperature boundary conditions are used. An Arrhenius temperature dependency is assumed for both the electrical conductivity and the thermal absorptivity. Semi-analytical solutions, valid for small thermal absorptivity, are found for the steady-..

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