CENOS Induction Heating is a finite element method (FEM) based computer-aided engineering (CAE) software designed for simulation of low- and medium frequency induction heating processes. CENOS Induction Heating couples electromagnetic and thermal calculation algorithms to cover the full spectrum of induction heating related problems.

CENOS Induction Heating allows 2D, axial symmetric, and 3D models for induction heating, pre-heating, hardening, brazing, annealing, tempering, and other processes for heating of various materials, such as steel, aluminium, copper, titanium, different alloys, and other electrically conductive materials.

CENOS Induction Heating application can also simulate solely electromagnetic (steady-state, harmonic, or transient), solely thermal (steady-state or transient), and resistive heating tasks.

CENOS Induction Heating its value for induction coil design, heating recipe optimization, energy efficiency, and coil lifetime improvements.

Software functionality

  • Scanning heating and hardening
  • Single-shot hardening
  • Hardening profile prediction
  • Induction recipe optimization for energy- and performance efficiency
  • Coil & flux concentrator analysis
  • Inductor lifetime improvement
    Power supply matching
  • Full-stack geometry editor powered by Salome
  • Full 3D, 2D and axial symmetric simulations
  • Material database, possibility to add and save custom materials

Simulation capabilities

  • Easy to handle rotation, scanning, movement, multi-step movement in 2D and 3D
  • Simulation of coils with flux concentrators (Fluxtrol and similar materials) and lamination
  • Heating and lifetime investigation of coils and flux concentrators (incl. hysteresis losses)
  • Hardening and quenching: calculation of metallurgical phases (martensite, austenite, perlite, bainite) and hardness
  • Energy and circuit data: apparent power, inductance, resistance, coupling efficiency
  • Magnetic field force (Lorenze force) acting on coil parts and a workpiece
  • MHz calculations (surface impedance method)

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