Paper Title:
Heat Sink Matching for Thermoelectric Generator
  Abstract

Heat sink does affect on the performance of thermoelectirc generator according to the studies of many authors. In this paper, an analytical model inculding the number of thermocouples and the thermal resistance of heat sink is derived. The match between the thermoelectric module and heat sink is discussed by numerical calculation also. The results show that the thermal resistance of thermoelectric module should be designed to match that of heat sink in order to get the highest output power for a given heat sink. But for a given thermoelectric module, the output power increases with the decrease of heat sink thermal resistance, and there is a suitable heat sink due to the limit of the temperature difference between the heat source and coolant.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 383-390)
Chapter
Chapter 23: Meso/Micro Manufacturing Equipment and Processes
Edited by
Wu Fan
Pages
6122-6127
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.383-390.6122
Citation
Z. G. Zhou, D. S. Zhu, Y. S. Huang, C. Wang, "Heat Sink Matching for Thermoelectric Generator", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 6122-6127, 2012
Online since
November 2011
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