Carbon-bonded silicon carbide and clay-bonded graphite crucibles are used
in non-ferrous induction melting furnaces. Silicon carbide crucibles
especially have encountered premature failure when used at high power
densities and operating frequencies. This is thought to be related to
their non-uniform properties. To gain a more thorough understanding of
the problem, an equivalent circuit analysis has been applied to the
composite load of crucible and metal charge. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.