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ISSN: 2168-9873

Journal of Applied Mechanical Engineering
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Research Article

Design, Construction and Testing of Parabolic Solar Oven

Yahuza I1*, Rufai YA2 and Tanimu L3

1Department of Automobile Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria

2Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Ltd, Kaduna, Nigeria

3Mechanical Engineering Department, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Yahuza I
Department of Automobile Engineering
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria
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Received March 26, 2016; Accepted April 29, 2016; Published May 03, 2016

Citation: Yahuza I, Rufai YA, Tanimu L (2016) Design, Construction and Testing of Parabolic Solar Oven. J Appl Mech Eng 5:212. doi:10.4172/2168-9873.1000212

Copyright: © 2016 Yahuza I, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

The work is on the Design, Construction and Testing of Parabolic Solar Oven with focused reflector. Heat from the sun was concentrated on a transparent glass located at the focal point; to the black casted Aluminum plate (absorber) which was located in an enclosed insulated space (Oven). The heat was absorbed by the Aluminum plate which could be utilized for baking or cooking. The sun tracking was made to be manual tilt of the parabolic reflector and a booster was mounted on top of the Oven which would focus the sun rays into the enclosed oven through the top glass layer. The frame was made using 50 mm×3 mm angle iron. The holder and its support were constructed out of 3 mm×12 mm flat bar and shaped round to accommodate the receiver holder. The principles of heat transfer were carried out to ascertain the efficiency of the oven. The system was tested in average sunny/cloudy conditions; the test results gave a higher temperature of 104°C

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