Accession Number : ADA488468


Title :   Exact Solution of a Constrained Optimization Problem in Thermoelectric Cooling


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA CRUZ DEPT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Wang, Hongyun ; Zhou, Hong


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a488468.pdf


Report Date : 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : We consider an optimization problem in thermoelectric cooling. The maximum achievable cooling temperature in thermoelectric cooling is, among other things, affected by the Seebeck coefficient profile of the inhomogeneous materials. Mathematically, the maximum cooling temperature is a non-linear functional of the Seebeck coefficient function. In this study, we solve this optimization problem exactly.


Descriptors :   *THERMOELECTRIC COOLING , TEMPERATURE , OPTIMIZATION , SEEBECK EFFECT , COEFFICIENTS , FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS) , REPRINTS , COOLING


Subject Categories : NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS
      THERMODYNAMICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE