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Lecture by Prof. Mainak Sengupta @4.00pm
August 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Title: Induction heating : basic principles and power converters
Speaker: Prof. Mainak Sengupta, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIEST Shibpur
Venue: Multimedia Classroom (Hybrid Mode), Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science
Date and Time: Friday 19/08, 4:00 pm
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Abstract: Induction heating is a non-contact and “clean” electrical heating process. Induction Heating units and furnaces are used for melting (500Hz or so), surface heat treatment (10 s of kHz), induction welding, foil heating etc. and even cooking. The concepts involved are elementary yet interesting. The phenomenon of resonance may be used in an interesting manner (either parallel or series). The converters used might have a current source or a voltage source configuration. Some analytical and experimental studies shall be discussed.
Speaker Biography: Prof. Mainak Sengupta did his B.E (EE) from Jadavpur University in Calcutta in 1992. He did his MTech (Power Electronics and Machine Drives, Electrical Engg.) In January 1994 under Prof. K. Venkataratnam. In January 1994 he joined Ph D studies under Prof. K. Venkataratnam and Prof. Tapas K. Bhattacharya. He obtained his PhD degree in September 1999. In between, after completing the experimental work, he joined as a Lecturer in EE, in the then Bengal Engineering College (Deemed University) and is since teaching there. He has been a Professor since June 2010.