A combined electromagnetic and thermal analysis of current sheet hyperthermia applicators

NM Pothecary, CJ Railton

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In this contribution we present results for a combined electromagnetic and thermal model which calculates the three-dimensional time-temperature distribution as a function of electromagnetic energy dissipation. In this paper an enhanced version of the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method is used in conjunction with a heat transfer model specifically for the thermal analysis of current sheet hyperthermia applicators. However, the general algorithm is applicable to a wide range of industrial, scientific, medical and communication applications which involve high frequency electromagnetic waves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th European Microwave Conference, 1994
PublisherNexus Business Communications
Pages625 - 629
ISBN (Print)0951803255
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1994

Bibliographical note

Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank Prof J. P. McGeehan and other members of the Centre for Communications Research for provision of facilities and for their helpful comments. Thanks are also due to members of the Medical Physics department (University of Bristol) for their helpful discussions and


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