Performance parameter analysis of thermoelectric generators for power generation system from the scramjet cooling heat

Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2021     |     PP. 54-68      |     PDF (736 K)    |     Pub. Date: October 24, 2021
DOI: 10.54647/energy48117    83 Downloads     89347 Views  

Author(s)

Xinchun Li, Equipment Management and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Engineering College, Air Force Engineering University, Xi`an 710051, China
Zhongwei Wang, Science and Technology on Scramjet Laboratory, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
Liang Zhang, Equipment Management and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Engineering College, Air Force Engineering University, Xi`an 710051, China

Abstract
Thermoelectric generator (TEG) for power generation system is proposed for energy recovery. The heat from cooling scramjet would be converted to electric energy. A parametric study of TEGs power generation system for heat recovery has been performed. The output power, the efficiency and the fuel flow saving ratio of the system have been analyzed and the proposed heat transfer analysis method of the system is depicted. Numerical results indicate that the total output power, the efficiency and the fuel flow saving ratio increase with the increase of fuel coolant flow rate. Most important, valuable amount of output power can be drawn by employing TEGs power generation system for hypersonic vehicles powered by scramjet.

Keywords
Energy recovery, Scramjet, TEG, Output power, Fuel coolant

Cite this paper
Xinchun Li, Zhongwei Wang, Liang Zhang, Performance parameter analysis of thermoelectric generators for power generation system from the scramjet cooling heat , SCIREA Journal of Energy. Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2021 | PP. 54-68. 10.54647/energy48117

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