Induction billet heating is a well-established industrial process
for preheating prior to forging, rolling and extrusion. In many
cases the application of induction heating techniques has been
hindered by the inability of existing methods of work coil design
to easily produce a design which will give a non-uniform power
density along the surface of a workpiece. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.