New article in Semiconductors
A complex of models for optimizing the design and operation modes of an automotive thermoelectric generator is developed within the proposed approach taking into account the influence of hydraulic resistance of the generator on the internal combustion engine. Several designs of generators for converting the thermal energy of exhaust gases (EGs) of internal combustion engines into electricity due to the Seebeck effect in semiconductor elements, which have different geometries of the continuous-flow part of the generator with different hydraulic resistances, are considered. Models for calculating the thermoelectric elements, gas heat exchanger, and automotive engine are considered jointly. Simulation is performed using the example of a VAZ-21126 engine, which demonstrated that up to 500 W of electric power can be obtained using semiconductor thermoelectric elements based on germanium and lead tellurides.
Poshekhonov R.A., Arutyunyan G.A., Pankratov S.A., Osipkov A.S., Onishchenko D.O., Leontyev A.I.
Semiconductors (ImF 0.602)
Volume 51, Issue 8, 1 August 2017, Pages 981-985