HEAT TRANSFER OPTIMIZATION FOR THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION WITH AUTOMOBILE WASTE HEAT RECOVERY APPLICATIONS
This chapter describes the considerations in optimizing the heat exchanger performance of thermoelectric power generators (TEGs) for use in waste heat recovery from automotive exhaust gases. Thermoelectric devices have been in development since the early twentieth century with much of the research focus on improvement in thermoelectric material properties. However, the effective transfer of heat to and from the TEG also has a significant impact on the overall device performance. Strategies and efforts to improve heat transfer for automotive TEG systems are described in this chapter.
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Illustration of composite TIMs with a percolation of spherical nanoparticles, and high aspect ratio nanowires. NANOSTRUCTURED THERMAL INTERFACES
Photograph of copper/diamond sintered wick structure. RECENT ADVANCES IN TWO-PHASE THERMAL GROUND PLANES
The microchannel with a single pillar used by Jung et al., and an SEM image of the pillar with a flow control slit at 180 deg (facing downstream). ADVANCED CHIP-LEVEL LIQUID HEAT EXCHANGERS
Schematics of thermal boundary conductance calculations. NONEQUILIRIUM MOLECULAR DYNAMICS METHODS FOR LATTICE HEAT CONDUCTION CALCULATIONS
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