Utilization of residual heat in Diesel engines, CFD simulation of a thermoelectric generator


L. Montoro, A. Massaguer, E. Massaguer, M. Comamala, R. Fernández, A. Deltell




The present research shows the results obtained in the validation tests of a thermoelectric module that works with a diesel 1800 cubic centimeters engine exhaust gases. A receptacle connected to an exhaust gas pipe was manufactured for the tests. This adapter allowed tests of heatsinks. We compared the experimental data with those provided by the CFD program (ANSYS CFX). The information given by the simulation software is similar to the given by experimental tests, in
particular the data obtained using the k-å turbulence model.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 663-665 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:

REF: 422-17

Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.422 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

L. Montoro, A. Massaguer, E. Massaguer, M. Comamala, R. Fernández, A. Deltell
University of Girona. (Spain)

Key word

Thermoelectric generator, TEG module, Waste heat recovery, Diesel engine, CFD simulation.


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