project . 2013 - 2017 . Closed

Identifying Cost Effective Routes To Optimised Energy Recovery For The Fuel Economy Of Vehicles

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: EP/K026658/1
  • Funded under: EPSRC Funder Contribution: 372,621 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 Oct 2013
    End Date
    27 Apr 2017
Description
The internal combustion engine which is in everyday use in a wide variety of applications remains one of the most cost effective means of generating power. A typical engine however loses substantial amounts of energy in its normal operation and there is clear potential to utilise this energy. The largest flow is in the exhaust system of the vehicle, and it is here that the proposed research is focussed. The main objective of the project is the realisation of an efficient method of energy recovery using a thermoelectric generator and utilising a new type of material known as a skutterudite. By adopting the same internal structure, skutterudites simulate a natural...
Description
The internal combustion engine which is in everyday use in a wide variety of applications remains one of the most cost effective means of generating power. A typical engine however loses substantial amounts of energy in its normal operation and there is clear potential to utilise this energy. The largest flow is in the exhaust system of the vehicle, and it is here that the proposed research is focussed. The main objective of the project is the realisation of an efficient method of energy recovery using a thermoelectric generator and utilising a new type of material known as a skutterudite. By adopting the same internal structure, skutterudites simulate a natural...
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