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Induction heating is a form of non-contact heating for conductive materials, when alternating current flows in the induced coil, varying electromagnetic field is set up around the coil, circulating current(induced, current, eddy current) is generated in the workpiece(conductive material), heat is produced as the eddy current flows against the resitivity of the material.
Induction heating is a rapid ,clean, non-polluting heating form which can be used to heat metals or change the conductive material’s properties. The coil itself does not get hot and the heating effect is under controlled. The solid state transistor technology has made induction heating much easier,cost-effective heating for applications including soldering and induction brazing ,induction heat treating, induction melting,induction forging etc.<
Induction Hardening Surface of Iron
Induction hardening is a non contact heating process which utilizes the principle of electromagnetic induction to generate heat on the surface layer of a work-piece. By placing a conductive material into a strong alternating magnetic field, electrical current flows in thin surface layer, following the ‘skin-effect’ in the metallic material by electromagnetic induction (eddy current), generating heat at the surface due to the I2R losses in the material. When the current flows in the surface layers it heats up the component starting from the surface by the I2R heat maximizing at the depth of penetration. In magnetic materials, further heat is generated below the Curie temperature due to hysteresis losses. The effect of induction case hardening of a gray cast iron (FG 260) and SG iron (600/3) as a function of applied induction power has been studied. The influence of various operating parameters on the penetration depth has been analysed. The case depth as a function of applied power and the associated changes in microstructure has been investigated. The case depth of SG iron was found to be twice than the gray iron due to higher resistivity of the material and increase in depth of penetration. Both hardness and the depth of penetration increased with increase in applied power associated with martensitic case formation. The surface hardness of both the irons varies between 600 to 800 VHN. The core microstructure in both the irons displayed pearlitic matrix. In the case of SG iron, the nodule size, sphericity and nodularity have reduced in the induction hardened case compared to the core.