UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
An interdisciplinary effort to address certain modeling, measurements, and characterization aspects of microwave processing of ceramics was initiated at the University of Utah almost a year ago. The FDTD method was used to model EM power deposition patterns in single-mode cavities, some microwave sintering experiments were conducted in a multimode cavity and using SiC rods as process stimulus, and a wide variety of dielectric and thermophysical properties were measured on microwave and conventionally sintered samples. This paper summarizes these efforts and presents initial results.
This article is from 'Ceramic Transactions. Volume 21. Proceedings of the Symposium on Microwave Theory and Application in Materials Processing Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society (23rd) Held in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 29 - May 3, 1991,' AD-A253 631, p35-48.