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dc.contributor.authorBurugupally, Sindhu Preetham
dc.contributor.authorWeiss, Leland
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-25T18:23:25Z
dc.date.available2018-10-25T18:23:25Z
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.identifier.citationBurugupally, Sindhu Preetham; Weiss, Leland. 2018. Power generation via small length scale thermo-mechanical Systems: current status and challenges, a review. Energies, vol. 11:no. 9:article no. 2253en_US
dc.identifier.issn1996-1073
dc.identifier.otherWOS:000446604500074
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/en11092253
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/15619
dc.descriptionThis article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.description.abstractThere has been significant interest and work toward the development of small length scale (micrometer to centimeter) energy conversion systems-heat engines and thermal energy harvesters-that operate on different thermal sources. Small combustion driven heat engines offer high power densities and longer operating durations, and present an opportunity to replace large and heavy chemical batteries. Thermal energy harvesters provide a great opportunity to harness the freely available thermal energy: solar, geothermal, and human body heat. These systems can contribute to significant energy savings when coupled to an existing, larger power generation system (e.g., vehicles and diesel generators) for the purpose of energy recovery. In this review, we discuss technological challenges, opportunities, and recent progress in small length scale energy conversion systems with special focus on free piston devices (engines and expanders) and phase-change driven devices. We discuss in detail four important design considerations that can have significant effect on small length scale device performance.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWichita State University capitalization funds.en_US
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dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnergies;v.11:no.9
dc.subjectPower generation reviewen_US
dc.subjectSmall-scale energy conversionen_US
dc.subjectThermo-mechanical systemsen_US
dc.subjectMicro-electro-mechanical systemsen_US
dc.subjectFree pistonen_US
dc.subjectOrganic Rankine cycleen_US
dc.titlePower generation via small length scale thermo-mechanical Systems: current status and challenges, a reviewen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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