Fabrication of Structural Composite Accompanied with a Function of Thermoelectric Conversion
The composite accompanied with a function of thermoelectric conversion has been fabricated. It was a fiber metal laminate (FML) consisting of two aluminum alloy sheets of 0.5mm thickness and a central layer of glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP). The central layer with a thickness of 1mm included thermoelectric elements of Bi-Te based alloys between glass fibers. The mechanical properties of FML with and without the thermoelectric elements were evaluated by tensile and bending test. The thermomechanical properties were measured by a potentiometer for a module with heated and cooled sides, and plotted a potential as a function of difference in temperature between both sides.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
Y. Takayama et al., "Fabrication of Structural Composite Accompanied with a Function of Thermoelectric Conversion", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 743-746, 2007