A Control System for Microwave Processing of Materials

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P. Groombridge, A. Oloyede

School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, G.P.O. Box 2434, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000, Australia

E. Siores

Industrial Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122, Australia

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 122(1), 253-261 (Apr 01, 1999) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.538902 History: Received December 01, 1997; Revised April 01, 1999
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Dielectric loss factor of nylon 6 versus temperature 17
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Prototype of microwave joining apparatus 18
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Ridged waveguide applicator 18
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Standing wave pattern at four power levels with dummy load
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Standing wave pattern at four power levels with short circuit
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Temperature versus time for ABS heated at different power levels 18
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Variation in heating times for ABS heated at the same constant power level 18
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Heating time variation versus short circuit position 18
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Temperature versus time for timber heated in a rectangular waveguide



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