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Laboratory-Scale And Real Experimental Study On The Performance Of Energy Regenerative Suspension System

Mohan, Ahmed Esmael (2016) Laboratory-Scale And Real Experimental Study On The Performance Of Energy Regenerative Suspension System. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka.

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Abstract

Nowadays, getting more efficient vehicle to investigate the improvement in renewable energy is highly crucial for the automotive industry. The operation of most vehicles is with fossil fuel. However, there are some vehicles which apply varying energy resources. The previous EReSS using the magnetic coil does not show satisfying performance in term of the voltage output. Therefore, the goal of this research is to investigate the improvement of the energy regenerative suspension system (EReSS) to obtain energy efficient vehicle (EEV) from the vibration of vehicle suspension system. The study began with the observation of the potential vibrations created by a vehicle running on a route that has been selected. The designed system has been put to the test on a test rig for the laboratory scale experimentation procedure to monitor its reliability and harvesting potential. At the laboratory, the EReSS test produces the maximum output voltage of 32.76 V at 400 windings. Additionally, the test is carried out to test the function of the EReSS system on real vehicle. In the next step, the device is installed on a passenger vehicle with minor modification on the suspension system. The vehicle works on the same route to observe the electrical voltage harvested during ordinary driving on the actual traffic. The EReSS recorded that the maximum voltage at the real car test was 17.6 Vat 400 winding. The tests are done with the help of the Data Acquisition (DAQ) system to record the reading of voltage produced by the EReSS system. The material improvement can boost the output voltage. According to the obtained results, it is observed that, the proposed system can lead to minimal energy wastage because of the vibration and it produces an effective vehicle in terms of electrical and electronic utilization. To add, the output voltage of the EReSS can be affected by the number of windings of the coil and its diameter. The study shows that with higher number of coil winding, higher output voltage is achieved. There is evidence that the EReSS harvests energy therefore, it can be used on hybrid and electric vehicles to develop the vehicle, in terms of the efficiency and it will further reduce the fuel consumption.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automatic control - Design and construction, Electric controllers
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FKM
Depositing User: Mohd Hannif Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 07:36
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 07:36
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/18607

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