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Feasibility of thermoelectrics for waste heat recovery in conventional vehicles, K. Smith and M. Thornton

Label
Feasibility of thermoelectrics for waste heat recovery in conventional vehicles
Title
Feasibility of thermoelectrics for waste heat recovery in conventional vehicles
Statement of responsibility
K. Smith and M. Thornton
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thermoelectric (TE) generators convert heat directly into electricity when a temperature gradient is applied across junctions of two dissimilar metals. The devices could increase the fuel economy of conventional vehicles by recapturing part of the waste heat from engine exhaust and generating electricity to power accessory loads. A simple vehicle and engine waste heat model showed that a Class 8 truck presents the least challenging requirements for TE system efficiency, mass, and cost; these trucks have a fairly high amount of exhaust waste heat, have low mass sensitivity, and travel many miles per year. These factors help maximize fuel savings and economic benefits. A driving/duty cycle analysis shows strong sensitivity of waste heat, and thus TE system electrical output, to vehicle speed and driving cycle. With a typical alternator, a TE system could allow electrification of 8%-15% of a Class 8 truck's accessories for 2%-3% fuel savings. More research should reduce system cost and improve economics
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SOE
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Smith, Kandler
Government publication
federal national government publication
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
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  • Thornton, Matthew
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
Series statement
NREL/TP
Series volume
540-44247
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  • Trucks
  • Waste heat
  • Heat recovery
  • Thermoelectric generators
  • Automobiles
Type of report
Technical report.
Label
Feasibility of thermoelectrics for waste heat recovery in conventional vehicles, K. Smith and M. Thornton
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS118101
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed April 24, 2009)
  • "April 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 15-16)
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Computer file characteristics
Electronic data (1 PDF file : 782 Kb).
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16708568
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 16 pages):
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required
Label
Feasibility of thermoelectrics for waste heat recovery in conventional vehicles, K. Smith and M. Thornton
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS118101
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed April 24, 2009)
  • "April 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 15-16)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Computer file characteristics
Electronic data (1 PDF file : 782 Kb).
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16708568
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 16 pages):
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required

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