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Comprehensive optimization for thermoelectric refrigeration devices

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dc.contributor.advisor Solbrekken, Gary Lawrence en
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Robert A., 1981- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T16:45:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T16:45:27Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2005 Fall en
dc.identifier.other TaylorR-051706-T3411 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4247
dc.description The 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.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (December 20, 2006) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2005. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Mechanical and aerospace engineering. en_US
dc.description.abstract A 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.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2005 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thermoelectric cooling en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thermoelectric materials en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Electric currents, Alternating en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thermoelectricity en_US
dc.title Comprehensive optimization for thermoelectric refrigeration devices en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Mechanical and aerospace engineering en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b57456914 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2005 Theses


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