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Trade-off in Thermoelectric Generator design for vehicle application

Oetringer, Kerstin and Kober, Martin (2015) Trade-off in Thermoelectric Generator design for vehicle application. 4th International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics (ECM4), 11. Aug. - 13. Aug. 2015, Aberdeen.

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Abstract

In designing a Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) there is a trade-off between thermoelectric power generation and additional effort to operate a TEG in automotive environment. This publication examines the influence by the choice of the design point. Even though materials and modules are basic fundamentals for thermoelectric energy conversion in vehicles, the DLR demonstrated the immense potential of a purposeful design. This is because, beside the positive effect of electrical feed-in, a TEG has negative effects as well. It will for example cause backpressure in the exhaust system and additional weight. The result is a trade-off between TEG power output and additional effort to operate the TEG.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/98741/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Trade-off in Thermoelectric Generator design for vehicle application
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Oetringer, Kerstinkerstin.oetringer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kober, Martinmartin.kober (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6988-5159
Date:11 August 2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Design-Point, Thermoelektrik, RExTEG, Vehicles, Efficiency
Event Title:4th International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics (ECM4)
Event Location:Aberdeen
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:11. Aug. - 13. Aug. 2015
Organizer:North Sea Conference & Journal
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Fahrzeugenergiesystem III (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Alternative Energiewandler
Deposited By: Oetringer, Kerstin
Deposited On:20 Oct 2015 12:58
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:55

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