Thermoelectric modules are energy conversion devices. They are attracting attention as a devices capable of producing electricity by utilizing waste heat. Thermoelectric modules require a high zT, and mechanical stability for reliable operation. In this research, we introduce the groove-type electrode to improve mechanical stability. Each electrode is attached to the thermoelectric element using a silver paste. The tensile and the shear strength of the thermoelectric materials' electrodes are measured using a universal testing machine. Results show that the groove-type electrode has higher bonding strength than the flat-type electrode. We also confirmed the difference in the performance of the element modeled using flat- and groove-type electrodes for thermo-electric numerical analysis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Apr|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering