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APPLICATION OF ENERGY HARVESTING OF VIBRATIONS CAUSED BY PASSING TRAINS
André Luis Gunes Rodrigues , SP
Co-Authors: André Luis Gunes Rodrigues, Vitor Franco, Marcio Bazani
Presenter: André Luis Gunes Rodrigues
Vibration is a source of energy that can be recycled and used to power some specific devices. This work presents an experimental case of energy harvesting of vibrations caused by passing trains. The main goal is to evaluate the possibility of storage the low energy produced into a battery and capacitor for reutilization. To that end, piezoelectric devices were attached to a train line prototype and connected to the storage elements and ratification circuits. A plain machine with a steel wheel provided the impact input form to the prototype (simulating the train moving on the line) and the vibrations caused were converted to electric energy. Although has relative low power production, the amount of energy converted from the vibrations caused by the train movement, the vibrations can be considerable as font due to the cycle and continue movement of the passing train.
energy harvesting 1, Piezoelectric ceramic 2, Vibration 3, Passing Train 4.