Influence of environmental parameters on the prediction of thermoelectric generator energy generation

Zi Yang Adrian Ang, Wai Lok Woo, Ehsan Mesbahi

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Abstract

Thermoelectric generators (TEG) convert the thermal energy flowing through them into electrical energy in a quantity dependent on the temperature gradient across the thermocouple between the TEG ceramic substrates. Electrical outputs generated by the TEG shown on technical sheets provided by the manufacturer are usually a mismatch to the actual energy generated. This is due to the measurement methods, which are usually conducted under laboratory conditions, often omitting the environmental parameters that the TEG is or will be operating in. Hence the mismatch is of relevant importance to simulating the evolution of thermoelectric systems during thermal transients. In this paper, a finite volume method for three dimensional diffusions to derive the surface temperature on the TEG ceramic substrate is used in conjunction with the environmental parameters and construction material to predict the temperature gradient with high accuracy which will therefore reflect a more precise output voltage generated by the TEG.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Power and Power and Renewable Energy (ICPRE)
PublisherIEEE
Pages100-104
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3068-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-3067-5, 978-1-5090-3069-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • energy harvesting
  • thermoelectricity
  • renewable energy

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Ang, Z. Y. A., Woo, W. L., & Mesbahi, E. (2016). Influence of environmental parameters on the prediction of thermoelectric generator energy generation. In IEEE International Conference on Power and Power and Renewable Energy (ICPRE) (pp. 100-104). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPRE.2016.7871181
Ang, Zi Yang Adrian ; Woo, Wai Lok ; Mesbahi, Ehsan. / Influence of environmental parameters on the prediction of thermoelectric generator energy generation. IEEE International Conference on Power and Power and Renewable Energy (ICPRE). IEEE, 2016. pp. 100-104
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Ang, ZYA, Woo, WL & Mesbahi, E 2016, Influence of environmental parameters on the prediction of thermoelectric generator energy generation. in IEEE International Conference on Power and Power and Renewable Energy (ICPRE). IEEE, pp. 100-104. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPRE.2016.7871181

Influence of environmental parameters on the prediction of thermoelectric generator energy generation. / Ang, Zi Yang Adrian; Woo, Wai Lok; Mesbahi, Ehsan.

IEEE International Conference on Power and Power and Renewable Energy (ICPRE). IEEE, 2016. p. 100-104.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Ang ZYA, Woo WL, Mesbahi E. Influence of environmental parameters on the prediction of thermoelectric generator energy generation. In IEEE International Conference on Power and Power and Renewable Energy (ICPRE). IEEE. 2016. p. 100-104 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPRE.2016.7871181