Application ID: 30611
This app demonstrates the following:
- Visualizing material appearance, color, and texture
- Showing info below the graphics about geometry parameters, results and performance depending on the selected plot action
Thermoelectric coolers are widely used for electronics cooling in various application areas, ranging from consumer products to spacecraft design. A thermoelectric module is a common type of component used in thermoelectricity applications. A typical module consists of several thermoelectric legs sandwiched between two thermally conductive plates, one cold and one hot. The device that needs to be cooled down must be attached to the cold face.
Due to the variety of applications, there can be many different thermoelectric cooler configurations. This app covers the basic design of a single-stage thermoelectric cooler of different sizes with different thermocouple sizes and distributions. It also serves as a starting point for more detailed calculations with additional input options and can be extended to multistage thermoelectric coolers.
This application example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Heat Transfer Module and
- Optimization Module and
- AC/DC Module, MEMS Module, or Plasma Module
The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on several factors and may include boundary conditions, material properties, physics interfaces, and part libraries. Particular functionality may be common to several products. To determine the right combination of products for your modeling needs, review the Specification Chart and make use of a free evaluation license. The COMSOL Sales and Support teams are available for answering any questions you may have regarding this.