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Using Modeling and Simulations to Characterize TEG Arrays

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Moreno, Rondolf
Grbovic, Dragoslav
Pollman, Anthony
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2019
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2019
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IAPE
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en_US
Abstract
Modeling and simulation are key concepts in systems engineering and system design. They allow the engineer to use fewer resources to establish a sound design before fully committing to building a full prototype. Using this concept, this paper goes through the modeling process for the application of thermoelectric generators (TEGs) in an array. Systems could benefit off using this passive thermal recovery device by converting that thermal energy into electricity. For military systems, this is beneficial as there are many initiatives in the United States military to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels by making current systems more efficient or converting to systems that do not use fossil fuels. Applying TEGs to these particular systems would help with this inititative and possibly have an intrinsic benefit of reducing a system’s thermal signature, which could be a topic of future work. Designing the models and simulation for this application needs to be basic and simple before creating complex models for final design. The types of models built and discussed in this paper will help form the basis of design of an array. These models would help determine the amount of TEGs needed to meet a requirement of the system.
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IAPE '19, Oxford, United Kingdom
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Naval Postgraduate School
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5 p.
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Moreno, Rondolf, Dragoslav Grbovic, and Anthony Pollman. "Using Modeling and Simulations to Characterize TEG Arrays." Proceedings of the International Conference of Innovative Applied Energy 2019. Vol. 1. 2019.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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