Enhancement of Efficiency of the Diesel Locomotive using Exhaust Thermal Heat

AuthorsSumit Saroha, Vineet Singh Bist, Pushan Mohanta

Abstract

The locomotive industry has been reached in advance stage of research with precise technological development and enhancement. The main aim is to minimize the error in existing technological design in an efficient manner. Therefore, the focus of this paper is to present a modified Thermoelectric Module (TEM) exhaust system for the utilization of the exhaust heat (energy) into electricity of the engine of Locomotive. In the propose approach, Silicon Germanium (SiGe) based TEM has been analyzed on different performance indices such as: generated output voltage and the thermal stability at very high temperature in the range of 500-600οC. It has been observed that the performance of Silicon Germanium (SiGe) have been found satisfactory for the generation of electricity.

Index Terms 

Thermoelectric Module, See Back Effect, Locomotive

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Enhancement of Efficiency of the Diesel Locomotive using Exhaust Thermal Heat