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Feasibility of Energy Harvesting Using a Piezoelectric Tire

Abstract While the piezoelectric effect has been around for some time, it has only recently caught interest as a potential sustainable energy harvesting device. Piezoelectric energy harvesting has been developed for shoes and panels, but has yet to be integrated into a marketable bicycle tire. For this thesis, the development and feasibility of a piezoelectric tire was done. This includes the development of a circuit that incorporates piezoceramic elements, energy harvesting circuitry, and an energy storage device. A single phase circuit was designed using an ac-dc diode rectifier. An electrolytic capacitor was used as the energy storage device. A financial feasibility was also done to determine targets for manufacturing cost and sales price. These ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Malotte, Christopher Gilbert (Author) / Madakannan, Arunachalanadar (Advisor) / Srinivasan, Devarajan (Committee member) / Rogers, Bradley (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative energy / Energy / Engineering / Alternative Energy / Energy Harvesting / Piezoelectric / Technology / Tire
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 39 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.Tech Educational Technology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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