Electro-thermal simulation of heating element for electrically heated tobacco products

SUN Zhiwei1 WANG Wei1 DU Wen1 WEN Jianhui1 XIE Guoyong1 WANG Zhiguo1 DAI Hongliang2

(1.Technology Center, China Tobacco Hunan Industrial Co., Ltd., Changsha, China 410007)
(2.College of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha, China 410082)

【Abstract】In order to develop the heating elements for electrically heated tobacco products (eHTPs) efficiently, an electro-thermal simulation model for heating blade was established by using simulation software. The temperature distribution in two kinds of heating blades under different voltages was taken as the objects to verify the consistency between the simulation values and the experimental values. The results are as follows. 1) The simulation values agreed with the experimental values generally, and the trends of their axial and radial temperature distribution showed good consistency. 2) Both the simulation result and the experimental result indicated that the temperatures differed significantly in the blades; the axial temperature difference reached 250 °C and the radial temperature difference was about 50 °C under normal working conditions. It suggests that the electro-thermal simulation is suitable for studying the temperature distribution in the heating elements for eHTPs, and the study results provide a reference for the design and development of the heating elements.

【Keywords】 Heated tobacco product; Electrically heated tobacco product; Heating element; Electro-thermal simulation; Temperature distribution; Optimized design;


【Funds】 Major Project of State Tobacco Monopoly Administration for the Development of New Tobacco Products [110201901003 (XX-03), ZYB [2019] 69]

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Vol 53, No. 09, Pages 85-93

September 2020


Article Outline


  • 1 Materials and methods
  • 2 Establishment of electro-thermal model of blade heating element
  • 3 Results and discussion
  • 4 Conclusions
  • References