Empirical Proof of Concept for TE Generation in Mobile Computers

2012-12-05
Denker, Reha
Muhtaroglu, Ali
Külah, Haluk
Thermoelectric (TE) module integration into a mobile computer has been experimentally investigated in this paper for its energy harvesting opportunities. For this purpose, a detailed Finite Element Analysis (FEA) model was constructed for thermal simulations. The model outputs were then correlated with the thermal validation results of the target system. A suitable "warm spot" has been selected, based on the FEA model, to integrate a commercial TE micro-module inside the system with minimum or no notable impact to the system performance, as measured by thermal changes in the system. The prediction was validated by integrating a TE micro-module to the mobile system under test. Measured TE power generation power density in the carefully selected region of the heat pipe was around 1.26 mW/cm(3) with high CPU load and no notable degradation in system performance.
International Conference on Energy Aware Computing

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Citation Formats
R. Denker, A. Muhtaroglu, and H. Külah, “Empirical Proof of Concept for TE Generation in Mobile Computers,” presented at the International Conference on Energy Aware Computing, METU NCC, Cyprus, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/54748.