Direct resistance and induction heating of a slab with convective surfaces

Sahin A. Z.

HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, vol.32, no.1-2, pp.133-139, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1-2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002310050102
  • Title of Journal : HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-139


An analytical solution for the temperature rise in a non-insulated slab is obtained for the cases in which direct resistance heating or induction heating is applied. The solutions for both cases are carried out simultaneously for better comparison. The effects of applied current frequency and the Bi number on the temperature profile are shown. The advantages of direct resistance and induction heating for certain industrial applications are discussed.