Computer-aided design

Modelling the Thermoelectric Effect

February 28, 2018

Webinar presented by Andrew Young, Technical Manager, COMSOL


If you want to learn how to simulate the thermoelectric effect in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, then tune into 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 will 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 will be combined in a single model.

This webinar includes a Q&A session during which you can ask questions.

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Andrew Young

Andrew studied Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde where he went on to undertake his EngD in Medical devices. His research involved CFD 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.