Schneider, Judy

Committee Member

Chamra, Louay M.

Committee Member

Walters, D. Keith

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Current research has developed a fully predictive model of an electrically heated common residential oven. This system was modeled using a fully explicit approach and, where applicable, considered natural convective correlations, various radiation networks, and conduction relations. Two oven configurations were modeled, a conventional (unmodified) residential oven and a modified design. By comparing the theoretical results obtained through modeling with experimental results, verification of the modeling assumptions and results has been achieved. This research has produced an analytical design tool for predictive modeling of time dependant surface temperatures, maximum expected temperatures, and the baking performance of various oven designs. Thus this software package can be used to predict the overall feasibility of an oven design prior to fabrication.