The influence of heating element temperature on productivity
A study to determine the most optimal heating element for any given processing configuration yields a surprisingly simple log-linear dependence of the productivity on the heating-element temperature. Aluminum, iron, and aluminum-oxide processing efficiencies are studied for conditions that span heat treating to melting. The authors note that, in general, the highest element temperature that may effectively be used for a given heating process is the high-productivity solution.
KeywordsWall Temperature Heating Element Biot Number Preset Temperature Ceramic Part
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