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Cooling of motorcyclist helmet with thermoelectric module

Hrairi, Meftah and Abdullah, Abdullah F. and Ahmed, Mirghani Ishak (2013) Cooling of motorcyclist helmet with thermoelectric module. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 13. pp. 103-108. ISSN 1990-9233

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Abstract

This paper deals with the development of cooling system for motorcycle helmet using thermoelectric technology. The system consists mainly of a heat sink and thermoelectric module. When electrical voltage is applied to the thermoelectric module, it will create a temperature difference across the thermoelectric module. This phenomenon is also known as Peltier effect, is being used to utilize electricity to pump heat. The prototype had been fabricated and mounted onto a motorcycle helmet. The designed thermoelectric cooled helmet was simulated using the finite element software ANSYS as well as experimentally tested for the cooling purpose. Experiments are conducted on the prototype to analyze the performance of the cooling system. The numerical and experimental results showed a good agreement and indicated that the temperature inside the helmet was reduced from 25.5°C to 19.3°C in approximately 6 min.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4980/32057
Uncontrolled Keywords: missing
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ163.26 Energy conservation
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807 Renewable energy sources
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Meftah Hrairi
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 12:32
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 12:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32057

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