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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Michele Harping Johnson
Standard household convection ovens have a limited number of capabilities for preparing food. Using an existing built-in oven platform, a modular oven accessory was designed and validated in order to expand the food preparation possibilities of the standard convection oven. Multiple iterations were designed using 3D Solid Modeling Software, prototyped, and tested. Testing was developed under the Design of Experiments method and executed using various forms of data acquisition. Benchmarking units were purchased and tested to compare multiple factors including flavor, operating temperatures, and general design. The result is a detailed product concept for Whirlpool to refine and integrate into their next generation oven platform.
Dayton, Samuel, "Next Generation Modular Oven Accessory Development" (2017). Honors Theses. 2900.