Thermoelectric generator

Application ID: 54111

In this model, we show how to model Seebeck effect which works as a thermoelectric generator. Seebeck effect is a phenomena where the difference in temperature of a material leads to a potential difference. The potential drawn in this model was compared with the paper by Jaegle (Example 3) and a good match was observed.

Ref : "Multiphysics Simulation of Thermoelectric Systems - Modeling of Peltier-Cooling and Thermoelectric Generation", M. Jaegle, COMSOL Conference 2008 Hannover

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