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Conceptual design of harvesting energy system for road application

Mihaj, Kamarul Faiz and Kok , Boon Ching (2013) Conceptual design of harvesting energy system for road application. In: Conference in Education – Technical Vocational Education & Training (CiE-TVET 2013), 2-3 September 2013, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.


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Energy harvesting becomes more and more important in our life. It refers to the practice of acquiring energy from the environment which would be otherwise wasted and converting it into usable electric energy. For this, every kind of energy can be exploited such as solar, wind or strain and kinetic energy. The idea is to propose a conceptual design that will carry out a suitable energy harvesting conversion to be applied for road application. However, harvesting energy using piezoelectric generators has been chosen for this project. The project is conducting a simulation analysis using a piezoelectric generator based on a model by S Roundy et al. The data applied from a 15 mm x 3.2 mm x 0.14 mm single layer piezoelectric bending element which produce 950 μW with a 1.727e6 Nm-2 of input stress. The simulation is done using MATLAB-Simulink-SimPowerSystems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy harvesting; piezoelectric generator
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Power Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 08:50
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:03
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4500
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