Simulink Model for placement of Thermoelectric Generator on 2 wheeled vehicles by simulation and practice to utilise residual heat to power devices within scope

Abstract: Automotive exhaust thermoelectric generators (AETEG) are gaining traction as a means of reducing fuel usage by directly converting waste heat from exhaust into energy. Materials research, modules, and the thermoelectric generator (TEG) system have all advanced significantly during the last two decades. For such applications, the Seebeck effect principle can be applied. The Seebeck effect is two metals with a common contact point, where the potential is produced due to temperature differences in the other two ends of the metals as a result The Peltier module works on the same basis. This paper analyzes the logical displaying for the Peltier module as far as the primary boundaries required for speedy assessment relying upon the client’s application, like voltage, current, coefficient of execution and effectiveness, warm resistivity, complete inward obstruction, and Seebeck coefficient of the module. These boundaries are typically given by the module’s maker through the datasheet. To show the premise conditions module most suitable for our application and with it derive an optimum placement point for the device on a 2 wheeler vehicle by comparing our simulation and experimental readings. This assisted us in deciding on the optimum material for the Peltier module. After that, it was installed in various positions and readings were taken to determine the maximum power output.