Parametric optimization of thermoelectric elements footprint for maximum power generation

Parametric optimization of thermoelectric elements footprint for maximum power generation Nomenclature</h5> A footprint area, m 2 </P>D → electric flux density vector, C m −2 </P>E → electric field intensity vector, V m − 1 </P>H thermoelectric element length, m</P>h heat transfer coefficient, W (K m 2 ) − 1 </P>I current, A</P>J → electric current density vector, A m −2 </P>P power, W</P>Pr price, EUR, €</P>Q heat absorbed at the hot junction, W</P>q → heat flux vector, W m −2 </P>q ˙ heat generation rate per unit volume, W m −3 </P>R internal electrical resistance, Ω</P>T temperature, K</P>Δ T temperature difference, K</P>v voltage, V</P>Greek symbols</h5> α Seebeck coefficient, V K − 1 </P>ɛ dielectric permittivity matrix, F m − 1 </P>η efficiency</P>λ thermal conductivity, W m − 1 K − 1 </P>Π Peltier coefficient, V</P>ρ electrical resistivity, Ω m</P>σ electrical conductivity, S m − 1 </P>φ electric scalar potential, V</P>Subscripts</h5> c cold junction</P>h hot junction</P>n n-type thermoelectric element</P>max maximum</P>oc open circuit</P>opt optimum</P>p p-type thermoelectric element</P>sc short circuit</P>1 Introduction</h5> Novel technologies of electrical power generation which promise alternative green technology for fuel based energy sources, has been extensively researched in recent decades due to limitations of energy resource and in particular global warming [1] . Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Power Sources Elsevier

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
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0378-7753
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10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.01.002
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Nomenclature</h5> A footprint area, m 2 </P>D → electric flux density vector, C m −2 </P>E → electric field intensity vector, V m − 1 </P>H thermoelectric element length, m</P>h heat transfer coefficient, W (K m 2 ) − 1 </P>I current, A</P>J → electric current density vector, A m −2 </P>P power, W</P>Pr price, EUR, €</P>Q heat absorbed at the hot junction, W</P>q → heat flux vector, W m −2 </P>q ˙ heat generation rate per unit volume, W m −3 </P>R internal electrical resistance, Ω</P>T temperature, K</P>Δ T temperature difference, K</P>v voltage, V</P>Greek symbols</h5> α Seebeck coefficient, V K − 1 </P>ɛ dielectric permittivity matrix, F m − 1 </P>η efficiency</P>λ thermal conductivity, W m − 1 K − 1 </P>Π Peltier coefficient, V</P>ρ electrical resistivity, Ω m</P>σ electrical conductivity, S m − 1 </P>φ electric scalar potential, V</P>Subscripts</h5> c cold junction</P>h hot junction</P>n n-type thermoelectric element</P>max maximum</P>oc open circuit</P>opt optimum</P>p p-type thermoelectric element</P>sc short circuit</P>1 Introduction</h5> Novel technologies of electrical power generation which promise alternative green technology for fuel based energy sources, has been extensively researched in recent decades due to limitations of energy resource and in particular global warming [1] . Thermoelectric generators (TEGs)

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Journal of Power SourcesElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2014

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