توسعه یک روش عددی برای تجزیه و تحلیل عملکرد ژنراتورهای ترموالکتریک با مقاومت الکتریکی مقاومت الکتریکی و حرارتی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||تعداد صفحات مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی|
|113072||2018||36 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 130, 5 February 2018, Pages 408-417
Lately, the development of thermoelectric (TE) materials with higher ZT values allows the fabrication of thermoelectric devices with higher performance. Though several analytic analyses of the effect of contact resistance on the thermoelectricity have been reported, the numerical prediction of a thermo-electric generator (TEG) with finite thermal and electric contact resistance has been rarely studied. In the present study, based on the conservation principle of the thermal energy and electric charge, newly devised is a numerical modeling for the performance evaluation of a TEG with thermal and electric contact resistance and without any simplification (or neglect) of Joule heating, Thomson heating and Peltier heating, with the use of temperature-dependent thermoelectric properties, which allows accurate solutions, and built is a computer program for the performance simulation. Here, investigated is the effect of pellet length on the TEG performance in the presence of thermal and electric contact resistances. The present numerical modeling and the computer program adopting a new numerical solution method is validated against a mathematic result. Also, the obtained performance of the TEG is compared with that acquired by an existing analytic model. In the present study, as an evaluation factor of a TEG performance, the effectiveness (meaning the ratio of the performance of a TEG with resistances to that without any resistance) is newly defined, and is examined for different values of thermal and electric resistance. The results show that when the length of the TE materials is smaller, the effect of the contact resistances is notable, which decreases the power output (and the effectiveness) of the TEG devise.