Analysis on the Performance of a Thermoelectric Generator

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Jincan Chen

Department of Physics, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, The People’s Republic of China

Chih Wu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402-5042

J. Energy Resour. Technol 122(2), 61-63 (Dec 03, 1999) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483163 History: Received October 01, 1999; Revised December 03, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
Topics: Generators , Design
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Grahic Jump Location
Schematic diagram of a thermoelectric generator
Grahic Jump Location
The dimensionless power output versus the efficiency
Grahic Jump Location
Both the dimensionless power output (solid lines) and the efficiency (dashed lines) versus the temperature ratio of the two junctions. Plots are presented for Z=0.003K−1,TH=600 K, and TL=300 K. Curves a, b, and c correspond to the cases of B1=B2=0.1,B1=0.1, and B2=0.2, and B1=0.2 and B2=0.1, respectively.



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