A density-based topology optimization methodology for thermoelectric energy conversion problems

  title={A density-based topology optimization methodology for thermoelectric energy conversion problems},
  author={Christian Lundgaard and Ole Sigmund},
  journal={Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization},
A density-based topology optimization approach for thermoelectric (TE) energy conversion problems is proposed. The approach concerns the optimization of thermoelectric generators (TEGs) and thermoelectric coolers (TECs). The framework supports convective heat transfer boundary conditions, temperature dependent material parameters and relevant objective functions. Comprehensive implementation details of the methodology are provided, and seven different design problems are solved and discussed to… Expand
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