International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Mechanical Engineering | India | Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015 | Rating: 6.2 / 10


Experimental Investigation on Thermo-Electric Generator Used in Compression Ignition Engines

G. Ganesh Kumar [3]


Abstract: A probe into an experimental studies to utilize heat losses in an engine through exhaust gases for increasing an overall efficiency of an automobile was attempted. About 35-45 % of total heat is being carried by exhaust gases in a compression ignition engine. Exhaustive studies are being performed to study on the utilization of this waste gasesy. Here an attempt is made to use a Thermo-electric generator for recharging a battery in an automobile. Both simulation and Experimental analysis are made to test performance of an engine due to assembly of thermo-electric generator. A heat exchanger was designed and fabricated to Compression Ignition engine for the purpose. Further, the performance characteristics of the thermo-electric generator consisting of thermo electric modules was studied in detail. Seebeck and Peltier effects are used to convert the thermal energy produced due to temperature gradient into electrical energy.


Keywords: Compression Ignition engine, Thermo-electric generator, Triangular Heat exchanger, Seebeck effect, Peltier effect, Thermo- electric module


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015,


Pages: 196 - 200


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