Posted a paper from University of Padova on “EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION OF HOUSEHOLD MICROWAVE OVENS”
Abstract: Electromagnetic and thermal computer simulation is mandatory for the optimization of the design of microwave oven and for the evaluation of temperature distribution in the food. Numerical results are usually different from the experimental ones and this can be due to a too much simplified model or to a wrong choice of the test load.
In the present paper an accurate numerical model, including electromagnetic and thermal simulation, taking into account the rotation of the turntable, is presented and discuss.
The thermal measurements have been done in a particular material made by agar and water: its thermal and dielectric properties are similar to water, but the load is a solid one.
The paper is available here.