A Novel 3D TCAD Simulation of a Thermoelectric Couple configured for Thermoelectric Power Generation

Gould, Chris ORCID: 0000-0002-8433-0546, Shammas, Noel, Grainger, Stephen and Taylor, John (2011) A Novel 3D TCAD Simulation of a Thermoelectric Couple configured for Thermoelectric Power Generation. Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal, 1 (9). pp. 927-932. doi:10.24084/repqj09.498

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This paper documents the novel design, modelling and 3D simulation of a single thermoelectric couple using the Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) semiconductor simulation software package by Synopsys. Preliminary simulation results are presented for thermoelectric power generation, and successfully demonstrate the basic thermoelectric effects, and how the application of a temperature gradient to a thermoelectric couple results in a small amount of electrical power being generated at a load resistor. The TCAD simulation model will enable further investigation in the future into different material structures, thermoelectric couple and module design, and the improvement in efficiency and thermoelectric module performance.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermoelectric; Seebeck; Micro-Power Generation; TCAD; 3D Simulation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2022 11:01
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2023 13:23
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/11427

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