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Research Experiences for Undergraduates
in Automotive Technologies

Proposed Project:
Thermal Electric Generators

Faculty Mentor:   Prof. Daniel J. Inman, Ph.D.
Graduate Student Mentor:Justin Farmer
Research Location:Virginia Tech

Student will design and build a thermal electric generation system that uses exhaust from an internal combustion engine to generate electricity which in turn will charge a battery. The goal is to
1) see if it is possible to design a system to replace the generator/alternator for an automobile
2) predict the energy savings of using such a system


Revised:   Tuesday, 27-Feb-2007 09:55:25 EST
Location:  http://www.tud.vt.edu/REU/Project_2007_VT-Inman.html
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