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Title: System and method of adjusting the equilibrium temperature of an inductively-heated susceptor

A system for inductively heating a workpiece may include an induction coil, at least one susceptor face sheet, and a current controller coupled. The induction coil may be configured to conduct an alternating current and generate a magnetic field in response to the alternating current. The susceptor face sheet may be configured to have a workpiece positioned therewith. The susceptor face sheet may be formed of a ferromagnetic alloy having a Curie temperature and being inductively heatable to an equilibrium temperature approaching the Curie temperature in response to the magnetic field. The current controller may be coupled to the induction coil and may be configured to adjust the alternating current in a manner causing a change in at least one heating parameter of the susceptor face sheet.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1170741
Report Number(s):
8,963,058
13/305,297
DOE Contract Number:
FG36-08GO18135
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Nov 28
Research Org:
The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING