Development of a multi-vendor software to size and select TEC

F. L. Tan, S. C. Fok

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The task of finding suitable commercial thermoelectric coolers (TECs) and determining their configurations in the cooling system designs can be a difficult and cumbersome iterative process due to the varieties of product ranges available from different vendors. This paper presents the development of a computer-aided tool, which is interactive and platform-independent, to assist the designers in the search for appropriate TECs from different manufacturers. Based on the user design specifications, the software can estimate the required heat load, determine the TEC requirements, search for appropriate TECs from various vendors, and analyze the thermal performances of the cooling system designs using different selected TECs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-846
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Java programming
  • TEC sizing and selection software
  • Thermoelectric cooler (TEC)
  • Thermoelectric cooling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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