## AIM Tutorials

#### Tutorial of Making Simulation Thermoelectric Cooler (Peltier)

• afar
Subscriber

Hi,
My name is Giffari from Indonesia
My goal in making this discussion forum is I want to ask for help from those of you who have references to tutorials on making thermoelectric peltier (cooler) simulations from geometry to the results of simulations. I may request that reference be used as a reference for simulation work as a final assignment. on campus. Please help. If someone has, ask for help to reply to this discussion.

Thank you for the help.

• raul.raghav
Subscriber

A quick google search on the topic came up with the following relevant resources:

Thermoelectric module with heatsink in ANSYS

ANSYS Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) Tutorial

• afar
Subscriber

Sorry before, is it the same as making a simulation of thermoelectric cooler (peltier) with a thermoelectric generator (TEG)?

• raul.raghav
Subscriber

The above resources are to provide you guidance on how thermoelectric simulations are perfomed, starting from geometry to analysis of results.

TEC: Input - current, Output - temperature difference

TEG: Input - temperature difference, Output - current

• afar
Subscriber

Owh, oke and one more question after obtaining the results is the temperature difference from the thermoelectric simulation whether these results can be used as input to find out the results of the distribution of temperature, humidity and air velocity on the cool box cooling system? i'm sorry

• raul.raghav
Subscriber

Giffari, no need to apologize. Since you're dealing with a multiphysics problem, with Ansys AIM you can perform a thermal-electric analysis and then use the temperature difference to conduct a thermal-flow analysis.

• afar
Subscriber

Oke. Mr. Oh yeah one question again can we combine thermoelectric with heatsinks and fans to find out the temperature distribution and contour in the coolbox, for example? is there a tutorial?

Giffari

• DeannaNash
Subscriber

Hi..for a practical you can go out and buy an already put together peltier cooler for around 40\$, but don't. I have found that the quality will be much higher if your bulid it yourself, plus most of the pre-built peltier coolers on the market don't have fans/ heatsinks that cool down the hot side enough for what we need to use them for or are way overpriced for what they are.

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