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):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE