Topology Optimization of Segmented Thermoelectric Generators

@article{Lundgaard2018TopologyOO,
  title={Topology Optimization of Segmented Thermoelectric Generators},
  author={Christian Lundgaard and Ole Sigmund and Rasmus Bj{\o}rk},
  journal={Journal of Electronic Materials},
  year={2018},
  volume={47},
  pages={6959-6971}
}
The thermoelectric (TE) power output, $$f_P$$fP, and conversion efficiency, $$f_{\eta }$$fη, for segmented thermoelectric generators (TEGs) have been optimized by spatially distributing two TE materials (BiSbTe and Skutterudite) using a numerical gradient-based topology optimization approach. The material properties are temperature-dependent, and the segmented TEGs are designed for various heat transfer rates at the hot and cold reservoirs. The topology-optimized design solutions are… Expand
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