Performance Estimation of a Solar Box Cooker by Approaching Taguchi TechniqueAuthor : Abhishek Saxena 1 , Varun Goel 2 and Amar Patnaik 2
Volume 1 No.1 January-June 2012 pp
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh – 177 005, India
E-mail : [email protected]
(Received on 18 January 2012 and accepted on 22 March 2012)Abstract
Demand of energy is increasing day by day in this developing world in every sector of life. Many alternative energy sources are supporting us, in which, cooking by solar energy is pretty familiar to everyone. According to various International societies, promoting solar cookers, in progressively active mode, solar box cookers are very popular in the field of cooking due its economical and ecological benefits. An attempt is made to evaluate the performance of a solar box cooker by using Taguchi method. Among the important operating and system parameters, three parameters have been selected viz. ambient temperature (Tamb), solar radiation (H) and medium (particles spreaded). Based upon experiments their confirmatory equations have been developed and compared with the obtained experimental values for a good satisfaction.
Box cooker, Performance, Solar energy, Taguchi Nomenclature