# Skewers4Dummies

### Thermal Analysis of Turducken Cooking Process

##### Company/ Client

Cooper Union ME408 Prof. Scott Bondi

##### Role

Project Manager

##### Skills

3D CAD Meshing Thermal Analysis

##### Tools

ANSYS Workbench Solidworks Altair Hypermesh

##### Duration

2022

### Measuring Burnt [%]

The turducken model was simulated in ANSYS Workbench and ANSYS APDL to determine the percent of turducken burned after the oven and the skewers are turned off. The volume and element temperatures were taken from ANSYS Mechanical APDL. The element table gives the volume of each element and the average element temperature. These values were then exported into a text file for Excel to parse through.

Using Excel, the total volume of the model was found through a summation of the volume of each element. Then, the elements with temperatures exceeded the burnt threshold of 280℉ were sorted out from the list to be considered as a burnt element. Furthermore, the script is able to retain which elements were burnt at any given time step to ensure that no element was double accounted for if it had passed the burnt threshold multiple times. Finally, the percentage burnt is computed by taking the volume of elements burnt divided by the total volume of all elements.

The final percentage burnt is 19%.