Steady-state thermal-electric analysis of a pi-shaped 8-pair thermoelectric generator

Kilinc E., Uysal F., Celik E., KURT H.

15th European Conference on Thermoelectrics (ECT), Padua, Italy, 25 - 27 September 2017, vol.8, pp.523-530 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 8
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matpr.2019.02.049
  • City: Padua
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.523-530
  • Keywords: Sol-gel process, thermoelectric generators, finite-element analysis, thermal-electric analysis, thermoelectric power generation, DYNAMIC-MODEL
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, steady-state thermal-electric analysis of a pi-shaped 8-pair TEG was performed by finite element method using thermal-electric module in Ansys Workbench for high temperature applications. TE powders of Ca2.7Ag0.3Co4O9 and Zn0.94Al0.04In0.02O were synthesized by sol-gel method followed by cold pressing (CP) to obtain bulk samples. High temperature thermoelectric properties of the bulk samples were used for p- and n-type legs, respectively. In the model, a Delta T temperature difference of 400 degrees C was applied to obtain a high temperature power output. As a result of the thermal-electric analysis, temperature distribution and total current density along the TEG were evaluated. (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.