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Harvesting energy from vehicle wheels

Harvesting energy from vehicle wheels
Harvesting energy from vehicle wheels
This paper describes a new method to generate power from a rotating vehicle wheel using a Thunder trade piezoelectric generator. The approach uses centripetal force to generate an impact on the piezoelectric transducer. The device was designed to be mounted on a vehicle rim. A generator with a volume of 2 cm/sup 3/ produced 4 mW of electrical power at 800 rpm using a test wheel with 0.12 m diameter. Analytical results showed that the same amount of power can be produced by mounting the generator on a vehicle wheel with a diameter of 13 inches and a linear speed of 28.4 miles/h.
1389-1392
IEEE
Manla, G.
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White, N.M.
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Tudor, J.
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Manla, G.
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White, N.M.
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Manla, G., White, N.M. and Tudor, J. (2009) Harvesting energy from vehicle wheels. In TRANSDUCERS 2009. International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, 2009. IEEE. pp. 1389-1392 . (doi:10.1109/SENSOR.2009.5285831).

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This paper describes a new method to generate power from a rotating vehicle wheel using a Thunder trade piezoelectric generator. The approach uses centripetal force to generate an impact on the piezoelectric transducer. The device was designed to be mounted on a vehicle rim. A generator with a volume of 2 cm/sup 3/ produced 4 mW of electrical power at 800 rpm using a test wheel with 0.12 m diameter. Analytical results showed that the same amount of power can be produced by mounting the generator on a vehicle wheel with a diameter of 13 inches and a linear speed of 28.4 miles/h.

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Published date: 2009
Additional Information: Imported from ISI Web of Science
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 270306
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/270306
PURE UUID: d88d0401-52ef-489a-ade4-67e211ce7d71
ORCID for N.M. White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1532-6452

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Date deposited: 21 Apr 2010 07:46
Last modified: 29 Oct 2019 02:09

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Author: G. Manla
Author: N.M. White ORCID iD
Author: J. Tudor

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