Heat Ware Flameless Cooking

HeatWare was the final project of MIT’s course 2.009: Product Engineering Processes. This was a group project class where I led the technical team in designing a flameless cooking vessel. The goal of this project was to provide a safe and convenient way for people to heat food in high fire risk areas. HeatWare uses a magnesium based exothermic chemical reaction for heating. My role in this project was to lead the engineering sub team and analyze the heat transfer and thermodynamics of the device. We successfully built a device that could heat a 32 ounce can of soup to 80 degrees Celsius in ten minutes without a flame.