A finite element model for induction heating of a metal crucible

P. M. Gresho, J. J. Derby

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In support of a combined theoretical and experimental program designed to grow large oxide crystals at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, we have developed a quantitative model of the induction heating process for the Czochralski crystal growth technique. When integrated into the overall thermo-capillary-hydrodynamic model, this sub-model will provide the driving force for the entire process by describing the spatially-varying heat generation rate in the metal crucible. Herein we present the development of this sub-model and apply it to some typical cases of interest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 1 1987
Externally publishedYes


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