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Loss to assets : production of power from speed breaker

Joardder, Mohammad Uzzal Hossain, Kabir, Md. Mamun, Barua, Ranjoy, & Hoque, Md. Emdadul (2011) Loss to assets : production of power from speed breaker. In International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy 2011, 22- 24 December 2011, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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      Abstract

      In this work, prospect and feasibility of power generation by using speed breakers has been investigated. In this project a mechanism to generate power by converting the potential energy generated by a vehicle going up on a speed breaker into kinetic energy. This arrangement is made one rotation as soon as the vehicle moves over the speed breaker and has been increased using gears. After the production electricity, a storing unit has been used to hoard the generated electricity during the day and will be used during the night. Two prototypes have made using rack and pinion gear, spur gear, springs and generator .From which a considerable amount of energy is obtained. Nonetheless the cost of the prototype was inexpensive which proves the feasibility of this project and the idea can be applied on heavy traffic roads. Further investigation is being carried on to introduce the technology for practical approach.

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      ID Code: 53459
      Item Type: Conference Paper
      Keywords: Highway, Vehicle weight, Speed breaker, Electrical power, Street lamps
      Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Energy Generation Conversion and Storage Engineering (091305)
      Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
      Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
      Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
      Deposited On: 05 Sep 2012 09:00
      Last Modified: 09 Oct 2012 10:38

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