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Modelling and simulation

Modelling the thermoelectric effect

18 Jan 2018 Sponsored by COMSOL

If you want to learn how to simulate the thermoelectric effect in COMSOL Multiphysics® software, then watch this webinar.

The thermoelectric effect, which involves the reversible conversion between heat and electricity, is a phenomenon that is used in both heating and cooling applications. The effect is often used in devices such as thermal sensors, energy harvesters and Peltier coolers.

In this webinar you will learn how to model the coupled phenomenon in COMSOL Multiphysics®. We discuss the basic theory for heat transfer and electric currents as well as highlight how to account for the Peltier, Seebeck and Thomson effects. During a live demonstration these effects are combined in a single model.

Date: 28 February 2018

Presenter: Andrew Young, Technical Manager, COMSOL
Andrew studied mathematics at the University of Strathclyde, where he went on to undertake an engineering doctorate in medical devices. His research involved computational fluid dynamics (RL1) analysis of patient-specific cardiovascular modelling. Moving to COMSOL in 2014, Andrew is now a technical manager with specialities in heat transfer and fluid flow.

Moderator: Hamish Johnston, general physics editor, Physics World

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