ISBN: 978-981-09-5471-0 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2015.04.050
Efficiency Assessment of Thermoelectric Generators in Heat-Insulated Combustion Engines
Abstract— In the present paper the efficiency of thermoelectric generators for different types of
combustion engines was analyzed. Modeling of thermal flows through the thermoelectric generator
and its output parameters at different placement from output collector of a standard and heatinsulated
diesel engine was carried out. As the consequence, the perspective of the thermoelectric
generators usage for heat-insulated combustion engines was shown. Thermoelectric generator for
heat-insulated engine has similar physical specifications and several times as large power as
compared with conventional engine. The possibility of reaching the efficiency up to 10 % of the
thermoelectric generators in heat-insulated engines by augmentation of heat transmission from
exhaust to the junctures of thermoelectric battery was shown.
Index Terms— Thermoelectric generator, combustion engine, efficiency, heat-insulated engines, effectiveness.
Alexey S. Osipkov, Mstislav O. Makeev, Yury P. Prilepo, Georgy A. Arutyunyan
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, RUSSIA
Cite: Alexey S. Osipkov, Mstislav O. Makeev, Yury P. Prilepo, Georgy A. Arutyunyan, "Efficiency Assessment of Thermoelectric Generators in Heat-Insulated Combustion Engines," 2015 The 5th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering-Information Processing and Control Engineering (WCSE 2015-IPCE), pp. 301-306, Moscow, Russia, April 15-17, 2015.