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Modeling analysis of longitudinal thermoelectric energy harvester in low temperature waste heat recovery applications

The worldwide interest in thermoelectric waste heat recovery is constantly growing, with a wide range of applications ranging from small harvesters integrated into wireless sensor networks all the way to larger harvesters such as the ones that can potentially be integrated into cars. The wide range of applications makes a requirement for studying the dynamic response of TEGs. The aim of this work is to develop a mathematical model to accurately simulate the thermal and electrical behaviours of a longitudinal thermoelectric energy harvester (LTEH). In order to implement the theoretical analysis, a new TRNSYS component has been developed so this new model can also be used as a design tool.The LTEH model presented in this paper is validated through the comparison of results between theoretical analysis and experimental data. Testing results and discussion show the reasonability of this new model and also their use as a simulation tool

This work has been partially funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya under Grant No. 2009.SGR-374 and the MICINN-FEDER under Grants No. FIS-2009-13050 and FIS-2012-31307

© Applied Energy, 2015, vol. 140, p. 184-195

Elsevier

Autor: Massaguer Colomer, Eduard
Massaguer Colomer, Albert
Montoro Moreno, Lino
González Castro, Josep R.
Data: 5 febrer 2015
Resum: The worldwide interest in thermoelectric waste heat recovery is constantly growing, with a wide range of applications ranging from small harvesters integrated into wireless sensor networks all the way to larger harvesters such as the ones that can potentially be integrated into cars. The wide range of applications makes a requirement for studying the dynamic response of TEGs. The aim of this work is to develop a mathematical model to accurately simulate the thermal and electrical behaviours of a longitudinal thermoelectric energy harvester (LTEH). In order to implement the theoretical analysis, a new TRNSYS component has been developed so this new model can also be used as a design tool.The LTEH model presented in this paper is validated through the comparison of results between theoretical analysis and experimental data. Testing results and discussion show the reasonability of this new model and also their use as a simulation tool
This work has been partially funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya under Grant No. 2009.SGR-374 and the MICINN-FEDER under Grants No. FIS-2009-13050 and FIS-2012-31307
Format: application/pdf
ISSN: 0306-2619
Accés al document: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/12436
Llenguatge: eng
Editor: Elsevier
Col·lecció: AGAUR/2009-2014/2009 SGR-374
MEC/PN 2010-2012/FIS 2009-13050
MICINN/PN 2013-2015/FIS2012-31307
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.12.005
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És part de: © Applied Energy, 2015, vol. 140, p. 184-195
Drets: Tots els drets reservats
Matèria: Simulació, Mètodes de
Simulation methods
Generadors termoelèctrics -- Mètodes de simulació
Thermoelectric generators -- Simulation methods
Títol: Modeling analysis of longitudinal thermoelectric energy harvester in low temperature waste heat recovery applications
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