Thermophysics and Aeromechanics

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 747–754 | Cite as

Selecting the optimum method of heat transfer intensification to improve efficiency of thermoelectric generator

  • A. I. Leontyev
  • D. O. Onishchenko
  • G. A. ArutyunyanEmail author


The relevance of applying the methods of energy recovery from exhaust gases is substantiated. The principle of operation of a thermoelectric generator is described, the variant of its design is proposed, and the efficiency of various design methods of heat exchange intensification is compared. Designs are compared with a baseline configuration without heat transfer intensifiers in terms of coefficients of gas dynamic resistance ξ/ξ0 and the ratio of dimensionless criteria Nu/Nu0. The results of comparative analysis have proved the applicability of the methods of heat exchange intensification in the design of thermoelectric generators of various vehicles.

Key words

thermoelectric generator internal combustion engine heat transfer intensification energy of exhaust gases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Leontyev
    • 1
  • D. O. Onishchenko
    • 1
  • G. A. Arutyunyan
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityMoscowRussia

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