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The study of stresses on soil from roadways using Plaxis to generate potential energy with piezoelectric

Lim, A. J. M. S. and Sim, S. Y. and Anting, N. and Prasetijo, J. and T. I. T., Noor Hasanah and Goh , H. H. and Buswig, Y. M. Y. and Kang, C. C. (2018) The study of stresses on soil from roadways using Plaxis to generate potential energy with piezoelectric. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 11 (2). pp. 755-760. ISSN 25024760

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Environmental resources exploitation is one of the critical problems in environmental engineering. The overuse of environmental resources can lead to a huge impact for the environment and human itself. The problems of extracting and processing of raw materials from earth such as mining, steam power and machinery has increased year by year and this is the main reason that the resources has become very limited for the future generations to use them. This study is focused in designing a roadway through software analysis which will use the concept of piezoelectricity that will convert the stress energy from the roadways into electrical energy. A software which is called PLAXIS 2D will be used to simulate the stresses from the roadway which are caused by moving vehicle loading. The parameters of laterite and clay soil such as Specific Gravity, Liquid Limit, Friction Angle and Cohesion are obtained from the past research is needed for the input of the software. The loading application in the PLAXIS 2D uses the Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion in which fully drained and axisymmetric conditions were assumed. A non-uniform grid with 1726 elements was performed for the calculations on a 2-dimensional cross-sections of 11m x 3m roadway. The stresses resulted from the software are used to determine the value of stresses required for the piezoelectric to convert the stress energy into electrical energy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effective stress; piezoelectric; Plaxis
Subjects: T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2019 07:35
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2019 07:35
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11244
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