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dc.contributor.advisorSolbrekken, Gary Lawrenceen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Robert A., 1981-en_US
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.date.submitted2005 Fallen
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (December 20, 2006)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2005.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Mechanical and aerospace engineering.en_US
dc.description.abstractA large market is currently in place for which thermoelectric (TE) technology can provide diverse energy solutions. This market should continue to grow as improvements are made to TE materials. In the last 10-15 years, researchers have developed TE materials that promise to double the current performance of currently available materials. The semi-conductor industry and an enormous amount of study are fueling this improvement. The current study is directed to develop and analyze system level optimization schemes that make the best use of those new materials, in addition to currently available materials. Optimization will be conducted in two stages. The first method is to optimize the operating current, while the second stage is optimization with respect to material geometry, both are done numerically. The optimization results are also given analytically. Finally, the operation current optimization is then validated experimentally.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b57456914en_US
dc.identifier.otherTaylorR-051706-T3411en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4247
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2005 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2005 Theses
dc.subject.lcshThermoelectric coolingen_US
dc.subject.lcshThermoelectric materialsen_US
dc.subject.lcshElectric currents, Alternatingen_US
dc.subject.lcshThermoelectricityen_US
dc.titleComprehensive optimization for thermoelectric refrigeration devicesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical and aerospace engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical and aerospace engineeringeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US


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