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Experimental assessment of plate fin heat sinks for thermoelectric generators

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This paper presents the experimental research concerning the heat transfer in thermoelectric generators with plate fin heat sinks. A test setup was constructed to test the influence of the heat sink parameters, the air flow rate through the heat sink and the load resistance on the performance of the TEG. The results show that an optimal load resistance exists, but that it is different from the optimal load resistance for a thermoelectric generator with a constant cold junction temperature and that it is dependent on the heat sink thermal conductance. Measurements have been done to asses the fan power needed to maintain the air flow through the heat sinks. When taking the fan power into account, an optimal air flow rate can be found where the net power output of the thermoelectric generator system with fan is maximized.
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plate fin heat sinks, thermoelectric generator, forced convective cooling

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T’Jollyn, Ilya, Toni Pujol, Albert Massaguer, et al. “Experimental Assessment of Plate Fin Heat Sinks for Thermoelectric Generators.” 2017. Print.
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T’Jollyn, I., Pujol, T., Massaguer, A., Montoro, L., & De Paepe, M. (2017). Experimental assessment of plate fin heat sinks for thermoelectric generators. Presented at the 9th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
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T’Jollyn, Ilya, Toni Pujol, Albert Massaguer, Lino Montoro, and Michel De Paepe. 2017. “Experimental Assessment of Plate Fin Heat Sinks for Thermoelectric Generators.” In .
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T’Jollyn, Ilya, Toni Pujol, Albert Massaguer, Lino Montoro, and Michel De Paepe. 2017. “Experimental Assessment of Plate Fin Heat Sinks for Thermoelectric Generators.” In .
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T’Jollyn I, Pujol T, Massaguer A, Montoro L, De Paepe M. Experimental assessment of plate fin heat sinks for thermoelectric generators. 2017.
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I. T’Jollyn, T. Pujol, A. Massaguer, L. Montoro, and M. De Paepe, “Experimental assessment of plate fin heat sinks for thermoelectric generators,” presented at the 9th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Iguazu Falls, Brazil, 2017.
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  abstract     = {This paper presents the experimental research concerning the heat transfer in thermoelectric generators with plate fin heat sinks. A test setup was constructed to test the influence of the heat sink parameters, the air flow rate through the heat sink and the load resistance on the performance of the TEG. The results show that an optimal load resistance exists, but that it is different from the optimal load resistance for a thermoelectric generator with a constant cold junction temperature and that it is dependent on the heat sink thermal conductance. Measurements have been done to asses the fan power needed to maintain the air flow through the heat sinks. When taking the fan power into account, an optimal air flow rate can be found where the net power output of the thermoelectric generator system with fan is maximized.},
  author       = {T'Jollyn, Ilya and Pujol, Toni and Massaguer, Albert and Montoro, Lino and De Paepe, Michel},
  keywords     = {plate fin heat sinks,thermoelectric generator,forced convective cooling},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Iguazu Falls, Brazil},
  title        = {Experimental assessment of plate fin heat sinks for thermoelectric generators},
  year         = {2017},
}