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The basic principles of thermoelectric transport phenomena and those of heat transfer are used to derive an electric circuit analog of an arm of a thermoelectric couple where the thermal conductances are represented by electric conductances, and where the rates of input heat (Peltier, Joule, and Thomson heat) and the electric power output are represented by current sources. The equivalent thermal circuit is shown to satisfy the transport equations of one of the arms of a thermoelectric couple.
American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Part I: Communication and Electronics, Transactions of the (Volume:80 , Issue: 4 )
Date of Publication: Sept. 1961