In this study, we developed an analysis method of plate forming by induction heating and verified the effectiveness of the present method through a series of experiments. The phenomena of induction heating is a 3-D transient problem coupled with electromagnetic, heat transfer, and elastoplastic large-deformation analyses. To solve the problem, we suggest a proper model and an integrated system. Using the present analysis model, we can estimate the plate deformation in heating without experiments and simulate the plate bending process of induction heating. A series of induction heating experiments was carried out with various heating conditions such as plate thickness, heat speed, and input power. We measured the transient thermal distribution and final configuration of the plates, and acquired useful data to identify the characteristics of the high-frequency induction heating and for comparison with the analysis results.

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