Computational design of thin-film thermoelectric devices for large area applications

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Abstract

Thin-film thermoelectric (TE) devices to be integrated on windows or other suitable surfaces providing thermal gradients for power production are studied by computational methods. Thermodynamic modelling and performance simulations are conducted for a set of selected mechanical designs in order to estimate the available thermal gradients, the performance of the thermoelectric elements and the power available from the TE modules consisting of various geometries, configurations and numbers of the elements. In addition to the electrical properties, an essential part of the model includes the simulations of the heat transfer mechanisms over the TE modules of various geometries. The ultimate goal of the simulations is to find the close to optimal designs for the materials available under the constraints set by the fabrication processes and thermal gradients accessible. An overview of the main considerations and results will be given for selected geometries. The primary principles and challenges of designing translucent thin-film thermoelectric modules for large area applications are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages20-20
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event14th European Conference on Thermoelectrics, ECT 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 20 Sep 201623 Sep 2016

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Conference14th European Conference on Thermoelectrics, ECT 2016
Abbreviated titleECT 2016
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period20/09/1623/09/16

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Thermal gradients
Thin films
Geometry
Computational methods
Electric properties
Thermodynamics
Heat transfer
Fabrication
Optimal design

Keywords

  • thin-film thermoelectric devices
  • computational simulations

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Tappura, K. (2016). Computational design of thin-film thermoelectric devices for large area applications. 20-20. Abstract from 14th European Conference on Thermoelectrics, ECT 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.
Tappura, Kirsi. / Computational design of thin-film thermoelectric devices for large area applications. Abstract from 14th European Conference on Thermoelectrics, ECT 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.1 p.
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Tappura K. Computational design of thin-film thermoelectric devices for large area applications. 2016. Abstract from 14th European Conference on Thermoelectrics, ECT 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.