Author : Rakesh B S 1
Date of Publication :30th November 2017
Abstract: This paper presents the basic idea of generating power using Piezoelectric effect by road traffic. The concept of generating energy from road traffic is implemented by using piezoelectric materials. The system design structure was proposed considering the factors involved with material science for piezoelectric generator modelling and field of power electronics for additional components in producing a realistic outcome. It also ensures ease of vehicle performance, as this system utilizes energy source derived as the kinetic energy released from vehicles or the pressure developed by the vehicles into electrical power output, that is, obtained by harnessing kinetic energy due to the strain of vehicles over the road surface. The power generated using piezoelectric materials is interconnected with the power electronics system. The interconnected system power output power is optimised and stabilized using a fuzzy based controller in the feedback. The MATLAB Simelectronics and fuzzy logic toolbox are used along with Simscape to develop this Piezoelectric generation and fuzzy algorithm.