Reducing the Energy Consumption of Ovens

A color contour plot of a 3D temperature visualization used by Primaira while improving the energy efficiency of the oven.

New European Ecodesign regulations limit the energy consumption of residential ovens and our client wanted to identify the most cost-effective options to permit their US models to meet the EU requirements.

We developed and ranked a set of design, materials and operating mode modifications to achieve target energy consumption, and then built a transient computational fluid dynamic model to simulate the impact of these options on energy test performance.

We leveraged our experience in cost-effectively applying complex, transient, multiphysics simulations to solve real world problems, as well as our longtime practical experience in appliance devlopment and testing, to identify optimal solutions.