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dc.creatorRodríguez García, Antonioes_ES
dc.creatorGonzález Vian, Josées_ES
dc.creatorAstrain Ulibarrena, Davides_ES
dc.creatorMartínez Echeverri, Álvaroes_ES
dc.description.abstractA computational model has been developed in order to simulate the thermal and electric behaviour of the thermoelectric generators. This model solves the non linear system of equations of the thermoelectric and heat transfer equations. The inputs of the program are the thermoelectric parameters as a function of the temperature and the boundary conditions, (room temperature and residual heat flux). The outputs are the temperature values of all the elements forming the thermoelectric generator, (performance, electric power, voltage and electric current generated). The model solves the equation system using the finite difference method and semi-empiric expressions for the convection coefficients. It has been built a thermoelectric electric power generation test bench in order to validate and determine the accuracy of the computational model, which maximum error is lower than 5%. The objective of this study is to create a design tool that allows us to solve the system of equations involved in the electric generation process without needing to impose boundary conditions that are not known in the design phase, as the temperature of the Peltier modules. With the computational model we study the influence of the heat flux supplied as well as the room temperature in the electric power generated.en
dc.relation.ispartofEnergy Conversion and Management, 50 (2009) p. 1236–1243en
dc.rights© 2009 Elsevier Ltd. The manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.en
dc.subjectPower generationen
dc.subjectHeat transferen
dc.subjectComputational modelen
dc.subjectResidual heaten
dc.titleStudy of thermoelectric systems applied to electric power generationen
dc.typeArtículo / Artikuluaes
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad Pública de Navarra. Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica, Energética y de Materialeses_ES
dc.contributor.departmentNafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa. Mekanika, Energetika eta Materialen Ingeniaritza Sailaeu
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© 2009 Elsevier Ltd. The manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
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