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Temperature variation within thermocouple in Seebeck mode

  1. Feb 25, 2015 #1
    Hi guys,
    I posted a thread a while ago asking for advices to create a Finite Element model of a radioisotope thermoelectric generator. I've basically finished this model mainly using conduction and radiation at the boundaries. I am wondering something though: currently my heat gradient is very low between the hot and cold junction ~5 K. Would it be worth coupling the temperatures inside the thermoelectric device with the thermoelectric effects knowing that it will complicate a lot the model or will the effects be really small and not worth it ?
    Thank you for your help!
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2015 #2
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  4. Aug 22, 2016 #3
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