Masters Theses

Abstract

"This report presents the design of an optimum, high temperature silicon carbide thermoelectric generator element. The analytical efforts have been divided into three basic parts, the development of the theory, the accumulation of the data, and the optimization of the design. The first step in the theory development was the derivation of accurate design equations. With this done, the design philosophy and computer program were constructed, the latter utilizing a subroutine to contain the design equations. The data was obtained from a survey of many references and, for the most part, was found to be inexact, requiring the consideration of ranges of loosely bounded values. In evaluating the data and optimizing the designs, both graphical and numerical methods were used. The actual calculations during the optimization process were performed on the IBH 360/50 system, and entailed some twenty computer runs, encompassing sixty designs. The final result was an element that would produce electrical power at a power density of 9.2 Megawatts/H3 and an efficiency of 9.17 Percent"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Adair, James E.

Committee Member(s)

Smith, Richard T.
McPherson, George, 1921-
Gillett, Billy E.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

xi, 96 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 94-95).

Rights

© 1971 John Talmage Barrow, Jr., All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Thermoelectric generators -- Design
Thermoelectric generators -- Mathematical models
Silicon carbide -- Electric properties
Materials at high temperatures

Thesis Number

T 2579

Print OCLC #

6034342

Electronic OCLC #

874574995

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