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 JECTC  Vol.7 No.3 , September 2017
Compact Thermal Management Device Using Electrocaloric Effect
Abstract: The electrocaloric effect (ECE) is defined as the fact that the temperature of dielectric material changes, when an electric field is applied to or removed from the material [1]. It might be a possible solution for the increasing energy consumption for thermal management because of its high effectiveness. Previous research on the ECE has investigated several possible methods to build a model based on ECE and feasibilities to increase the efficiency of the model. But there has been no study on all the factors that may affect the performance of the device. Thus, in this paper, we designed a cooling device based on ECE and simulated it by using the control variates method showing that a high efficiency can be reached through stated model.
Cite this paper: Xi, Y. (2017) Compact Thermal Management Device Using Electrocaloric Effect. Journal of Electronics Cooling and Thermal Control, 7, 78-89. doi: 10.4236/jectc.2017.73007.
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