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dc.contributor.advisorSolbrekken, Gary Lawrenceeng
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Robert A., 1981-eng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.date.submitted2005 Falleng
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.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (December 20, 2006)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2005.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Mechanical and aerospace engineering.eng
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.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b57456914eng
dc.identifier.otherTaylorR-051706-T3411eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4247eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2005 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2005 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshThermoelectric coolingeng
dc.subject.lcshThermoelectric materialseng
dc.subject.lcshElectric currents, Alternatingeng
dc.subject.lcshThermoelectricityeng
dc.titleComprehensive optimization for thermoelectric refrigeration deviceseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical and aerospace engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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