The cornerstone of the research is
that, even in the present, thermoelectric materials are typically
very inefficient. An efficient thermoelectric material must be good
at conducting electricity, but not heat, a property most do not
possess. A current MIT professor, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, and her
team are working to address the issue with new composite materials.
quote: Recent advances in thermoelectric materials have garnered attention from even automotive manufacturers. Most of the energy created from combustion engines is lost as heat, thermoelectric materials may provide a way to utilize this heat in the form of electrical generation for systems in the vehicle.
quote: I like your RWD in every car idea, though.
quote: Still, I'd rather use the waste exhaust heat to drive a turbocharger
quote: a perfect chamber would be a chamber that doesn’t affect the temperature of the gas at all,
quote: since the cooler the gas is the more efficient the engine is.
quote: Why would I look for such obnixous word?
quote: And where did I say it exists? I said a perfect... that already means by itself that is purely theory.
quote: Dude understand me correctly, PV=nRT, right?
quote: Right, what we want is the biggest v change possible since its the volume change of the gas that will push the piston down, if you start of with a cooler gas you will create a bigger volume change for the same amount of gas, this cause your delta T will be bigger
quote: a perfect chamber would be a chamber that doesn’t affect the temperature of the gas at all, since the cooler the gas is the more efficient the engine is.
quote: Something is wrong there.