Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. HoSung Lee
Dr. Christopher Cho
Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Designers often face the predicament of non-standardized forms of performance data provided by thermoelectric module manufacturers. Other than experimental means the only method to evaluate the performance of a product would be through analytical modeling using material properties that are usually undisclosed and unknown. This work studies the theoretical approach of obtaining such material properties using the maximum operating parameters reported by the manufacturers. These values are then analytically employed to evaluate the performances of these thermoelectric modules. Experimental means are also devised and carried out on these test samples to validate the integrity of the results. Three-way comparisons between the analytical, experimental and manufacturer-provided results indicate acceptable agreement.
Weera, Sean Lwe Leslie, "Analytical Performance Evaluation of Thermoelectric Modules Using Effective Material Properties" (2014). Master's Theses. 483.