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Analytical Investigation of Microwave Heating

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Mohammad Robiul Hossan, Prashanta Dutta

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Paper No. IMECE2010-38282, pp. 699-704; 6 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 5: Energy Systems Analysis, Thermodynamics and Sustainability; NanoEngineering for Energy; Engineering to Address Climate Change, Parts A and B
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4429-8
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Microwave heating is very popular and widely used for warming up foodstuffs quickly. However, non-uniform temperature distribution obtained from microwave heating is a major limiting factor for its application outside the food industry. The rapid decay of incident microwave and the potential existence of standing wave are responsible for non-uniform heating. Therefore, it is important to study the coupling between microwave propagation and energy transfer in the system to predict temperature distribution. In this paper, a closed-form analytical solution is presented to predict the temperature distribution within a cylindrical shape foodstuff under microwave heating by solving an unsteady energy equation. The simplified Maxwell’s equation is solved for electric field distribution; Poynting theorem is employed to calculate microwave power from electric field. The results show that the temperature in the body is very sensitive to size and time. This analytical solution can be used to investigate the influence of various parameters on microwave heating.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



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