ME 6950 Thermoelectrics I (Design)
Thermoelectric design covers the fundamental
theories, optimal design, applications for thermoelectric generators and
coolers. The fundamental theories include the Seebeck effect, Peltier effect,
and Thomson relation, optimal design, compatibility factor, and thermal and
electrical contact resistances. The applications discuss waste heat recovery,
automotive thermal comport, solar thermoelectric generator, electronic thermal
control, and medical instruments. This course also practices
mathematical modeling and optimization using design tools such as Mathcad and ANSYS.
objectives: To learn the basic
principles of thermoelectric generators and coolers; to
apply to the optimum design problems; to experience state-of-the-art
technologies in the fields.
Pre-requisites: ME4310 Heat Transfer
Professor HoSung Lee
Office: Room G216, Parkview
Phone: 269) 276-3429
Lecture hours: Wed., 4:00 PM – 6:50 PM (room D208 Parkview) ;
Office hours: Wed. 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Textbook: "Thermoelectrics: Design and Materials" by HoSung Lee,
Wiley, 2017, ISBN 978-1-118-84895-1
Reference book: Thermal Design: Heat Sinks, Thermoelectrics, Heat Pipes, Compact Heat Exchangers, Solar Cells, by HoSung Lee, Wiley, 2010 1st Edition, 648 pages, ISBN-978-0-470-49662-6
Homework & Computer Assignments 30%
Final Design Project and Presentation 30%
Homework and computer
and computer work will be assigned in class.
Design Project: One design project will be conducted individually with an oral presentation and a written report.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Thermoelectric Generators
Chapter 3 Thermoelectric Coolers
Chapter 4 Optimal Design
Chapter 5 Thomson Effect, Exact Solution, and Compatibility Factor
Chapter 6 Thermal and Electrical Contact Resistances for Micro and Macro Devices
Chapter 7 Modeling of Thermoelectric Generators and Coolers with Heat Sinks
Chapter 8 Applications
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