Research of shape optimization for High-Efficiency Electronic cold modules taking into consideration thickness and thermoelectric element mounting position

두께와 열전소자 부착위치를 고려한 자동차용 고효율 전자 냉온 모듈 형상 최적화 연구

  • Received : 2015.08.24
  • Accepted : 2015.12.04
  • Published : 2015.12.31


The demand for user convenient devices in automotive applications are fast growing, mainly driven by the customer's requirement for higher efficiency and more features. In important such feature is the cold module for cars, which are convenient luxuries that warm or cool drinks placed in the cup holder by means of a thermoelectric element. In present study, we would like to find out the optimal thickness of the cup holder and mounting position of the thermoelectric element through experiments under various testing conditions and thermal analysis. The resulting thermal distribution of the primary area of thermal analysis was found to be lowest when the thickness was 2.5 mm. The temperature distribution was also lowest when the thermal element was positioned underneath the holder (A-type).


Cold modules;COMSOL;Cup holder;Peltier element;Thermal analysis


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