Solar Cooker

  • Background: Heat transfer in a solar cooker occurs through conduction, convection, and radiation. The cooking pot or container absorbs heat through conduction from the surface it rests on, while convection moves heated air within the cooker to transfer heat to the food or water being cooked. Radiation from the sun is concentrated by reflectors and directed onto the cooking surface, which absorbs the energy and converts it into heat.
  • Goal and Objective:┬áThe goal of this project is to design, build, and test a highly efficient solar cooker that is inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to assemble. The ultimate aim is to create a sustainable and affordable solution for cooking food or purifying water in areas where fuel sources are limited.
  • Team Leader Contact: Maha BItar, mmbitar@uci.edu
  • Sponsor/Adviser Contact: Shorbagy Mohamed, mohamem2@uci.edu
Project status: 
Active
Department: 
MAE
Term: 
Spring
Academic year: 
2022-2023
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