Paper Title
An Experimental Study on the Design Parameters of an Efficient Radio Frequency Oven

Radio frequency (RF) treatment of dielectric materials emerges as an alternative and efficient way of heat treatment recently. But application of the system on various fields necessitates a good amount of knowledge of the behavior of the material inside the electric field. This study investigates the heating rate (HR) and the temperature distribution uniformity with the change of thickness and electrode gap parameters. Findings showed that increasing electrode gap decreases the HR whereas enhanced the temperature distribution homogeneity to an extent and decreasing in further increase. Thickness affects the HR positively but there is no consistent effect was observed on the uniformity. This may be the result of the possibility of that moisture content distribution becomes the governing factor of the temperature distribution after a certain value of thickness. Index Terms- radio frequency, dielectric heating,