August 27, 2017 to September 1, 2017
RAI Congress Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Development of Test Device for Aluminum Metal Melting by Electromagnetic Induction Heating Using HTS Coils

Aug 31, 2017, 1:45 PM
1h 45m
Posters Area

Posters Area

Poster Presentation of 1h45m E9 - Novel and Other Applications Thu-Af-Po4.07


Prof. Satoshi Fukui (Niigata UYniversity)


The development and of magnetic billet heating with high temperature superconductor (HTS) coils provided energy benefits to the aluminum extrusion process, compared with conventional technologies. The magnetic billet heating technique by rotating aluminum rods in a magnetic field achieved large heating capacity with high efficiency in short time for an extrusion. Recently, in an industrial aluminum casting technology such as production of automotive parts, high efficient and high speed melting technology is required. Aluminum metal melting by induction heating using HTS coils is one of candidates. In our former study, we have verified the capability of induction heating using DC superconductor coils for aluminum metal melting in the casting process. n this study, the test device for aluminum metal melting by the induction heating using HTS coils was designed using the numerical electromagnetic and thermal analysis. Based on the numerical result, the 1/5 scale test device using REBCO HTS coils was designed and fabricated. In the presentation, the design and fabrication process of the test device, and the results of the preliminary experiment using the rest device are reported.

Submitters Country Japan

Primary authors

Prof. Satoshi Fukui (Niigata UYniversity) Mr Ryohei Ono (Niigata University) Dr Jun Ogawa (Niigata University) Dr Takao Sato (Niigata University) Dr Tomonori Watanabe (Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.) Dr Shigeo Nagaya (Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.) Dr Naoki Hirano (Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.) Dr Mitsuho Furuse (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Presentation materials