A New Approach to the design of DC Powered Induction Cooker

  • Bikal Adhikari Department of Computer and Electronics & Communication Engineering, Kathford International College of Engineering and Management, Nepal
  • Jagan Nath Shrestha Center for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • Shree Raj Shakya Center for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Abstract

About 80 % of total energy consumption in Nepal is being consumed in the residential sector and about 60 % of total residential energy application includes cooking application. At present, in urban area, there is heavy dependence on liquefied petroleum gas for cooking purpose whereas in rural area, there is heavy dependence on biomass. Clearly, there is a need to switch towards clean and efficient fuel: electricity. Load shedding problem has been a reason preventing Nepalese people to switch towards electricity based cooking. Even though at present (2017), Nepal Electricity Authority’s has been able to reduce load shedding for residential consumers, there is still a condition of inadequate supply of electricity if all of the consumers will switch towards electricity for cooking purpose. The experimental and simulation efficiency of conventional AC based induction cooker has been found to be 85.56 % and 87 % respectively. DC powered induction cooker has been designed and simulated. The simulation efficiency of which has been measured to be 90.10 %. The hardware realization of the design is malfunctioning in real time testing making a need of power electronic component with the capacity to pass very high current, as high as 80 A at low voltage, as low as 12 V.

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Bikal Adhikari, Department of Computer and Electronics & Communication Engineering, Kathford International College of Engineering and Management, Nepal

Bikal Adhikari is an interdisciplinary engineer. He received his M.Sc. Engineering degree in Energy Systems Planning and Management and his Bachelor’s of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. At present, he is working as a full time lecturer in the Department of Computer and Electronics & Communication Engineering at Kathford Int’l College of Engineering and Management. His research interests lie in the area of Energy Engineering, Power Electronics, Solar PV technology, Systems Programming etc.

Jagan Nath Shrestha, Center for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Jagan Nath Shrestha is a visiting professor and researcher at Center for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. He is a retired professor at the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. He received his M.E. degree in Radio Communication Engineering from Moscow Electro Technical Institute of Telecommunication (former USSR) in 1972. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics (Solar Photovoltaic) from L. N. Mithila University, India in 2005. He is a founder director of Center for Energy Studies at Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. He is a pioneer and leading expert in the area of Solar PV technology in Nepal. He has worked as consultant to many national and international organizations in the area of Renewable Energy Technology. His research interests lies in the application of Renewable Energy Technologies: especially Solar PV technology in developing countries.

Shree Raj Shakya, Center for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Shree Raj Shakya is a senior Mechanical Engineer and Energy Engineer. He received his B.Sc. in Physics degree and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering degree from Tribhuvan University in 1993 and 1999 respectively. He went on to receive his M.Sc. Renewable Energy Engineering degree from Tribhuvan University in 2004 and his Ph.D. in Energy Engineering degree from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in 2012. At present he is working as an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of M.Sc. Engineering in Energy Systems Planning and Management program at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. He is also an acting director at Center for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. He has worked as a research consultant to many organizations. His research interests lie in the area of Energy Systems Modeling and Analysis, Energy Systems Planning, etc.

Published
2018-12-14
How to Cite
Adhikari, B., Shrestha, J., & Shakya, S. (2018). A New Approach to the design of DC Powered Induction Cooker. Kathford Journal of Engineering and Management, 1(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.3126/kjem.v1i1.22021
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