A computer-aided design tool to facilitate the realisation of cooling systems

S. C. Fok, F. L. Tan

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In electronic products that require cooling management, the cumbersome task of finding suitable commercial thermoelectric cooler modules and determining their performances in the designs can often slow down the product realisation process. This paper presents a framework and an internet-enabled computer-aided design tool to assist designers in cooling system development. Based on user design specifications, the product design facility can estimate the required heat load, determine the required component characteristics, search for appropriate parts from different vendors and analyse the thermal performances of user-selected modules in cooling system designs. These facilities will allow designers to develop Thermoelectric Cooling (TEC) systems in less time using the latest and most suitable thermoelectric components available on the market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-328
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Product Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer-aided design
  • Cooling systems
  • TEC
  • Thermoelectric cooling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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