A thermoelectric generator using loop heat pipe and design match for maximum-power generation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/577039
Title:
A thermoelectric generator using loop heat pipe and design match for maximum-power generation
Authors:
Huang, Bin-Juine; Hsu, Po-Chien; Tsai, Rung-Je; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa ( 0000-0003-3279-0441 )
Abstract:
The present study focuses on the thermoelectric generator (TEG) using loop heat pipe (LHP) and design match for maximum-power generation. The TEG uses loop heat pipe, a passive cooling device, to dissipate heat without consuming power and free of noise. The experiments for a TEG with 4W rated power show that the LHP performs very well with overall thermal resistance 0.35 K W-1, from the cold side of TEG module to the ambient. The LHP is able to dissipate heat up to 110W and is maintenance free. The TEG design match for maximum-power generation, called “near maximum-power point operation (nMPPO)”, is studied to eliminate the MPPT (maximum-power point tracking controller). nMPPO is simply a system design which properly matches the output voltage of TEG with the battery. It is experimentally shown that TEG using design match for maximum-power generation (nMPPO) performs better than TEG with MPPT.
KAUST Department:
Electrical Engineering Program; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
A thermoelectric generator using loop heat pipe and design match for maximum-power generation 2015 Applied Thermal Engineering
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Applied Thermal Engineering
Issue Date:
5-Sep-2015
DOI:
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.08.059
Type:
Article
ISSN:
13594311
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1359431115008558
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorHuang, Bin-Juineen
dc.contributor.authorHsu, Po-Chienen
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Rung-Jeen
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-10T09:23:41Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-10T09:23:41Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09-05en
dc.identifier.citationA thermoelectric generator using loop heat pipe and design match for maximum-power generation 2015 Applied Thermal Engineeringen
dc.identifier.issn13594311en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.08.059en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/577039en
dc.description.abstractThe present study focuses on the thermoelectric generator (TEG) using loop heat pipe (LHP) and design match for maximum-power generation. The TEG uses loop heat pipe, a passive cooling device, to dissipate heat without consuming power and free of noise. The experiments for a TEG with 4W rated power show that the LHP performs very well with overall thermal resistance 0.35 K W-1, from the cold side of TEG module to the ambient. The LHP is able to dissipate heat up to 110W and is maintenance free. The TEG design match for maximum-power generation, called “near maximum-power point operation (nMPPO)”, is studied to eliminate the MPPT (maximum-power point tracking controller). nMPPO is simply a system design which properly matches the output voltage of TEG with the battery. It is experimentally shown that TEG using design match for maximum-power generation (nMPPO) performs better than TEG with MPPT.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1359431115008558en
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Thermal Engineering. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Applied Thermal Engineering, 5 September 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.08.059en
dc.subjectThermoelectric generatoren
dc.subjectthermoelectricityen
dc.subjectthermoelectric energyen
dc.subjectwaste heat utilizationen
dc.titleA thermoelectric generator using loop heat pipe and design match for maximum-power generationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalApplied Thermal Engineeringen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 106en
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
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