Genovese, Andrea (2018) MULTI‐PHYSICAL MODELLING AND PROTOTYPING OF AN ENERGY HARVESTING SYSTEM INTEGRATED IN A RAILWAY PNEUMATIC SUSPENSION. [Tesi di dottorato]

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Item Type: Tesi di dottorato
Resource language: English
Title: MULTI‐PHYSICAL MODELLING AND PROTOTYPING OF AN ENERGY HARVESTING SYSTEM INTEGRATED IN A RAILWAY PNEUMATIC SUSPENSION
Creators:
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Genovese, Andreaandrea.genovese2@unina.it
Date: 10 December 2018
Number of Pages: 157
Institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Department: Ingegneria Industriale
Dottorato: Ingegneria industriale
Ciclo di dottorato: 31
Coordinatore del Corso di dottorato:
nomeemail
Grassi, Michelemichele.grassi@unina.it
Tutor:
nomeemail
Russo, MicheleUNSPECIFIED
Terzo, MarioUNSPECIFIED
Date: 10 December 2018
Number of Pages: 157
Keywords: Energy harvesting, vibrations, railway, piezoelectric, rail vheicle dynamics, multi-physics, air spring, diaphragm
Settori scientifico-disciplinari del MIUR: Area 09 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione > ING-IND/13 - Meccanica applicata alle macchine
Additional information: alternative email address: andrea.genovese16@gmail.com
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2019 15:24
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 14:15
URI: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/id/eprint/12581

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The aim of this PhD thesis is the investigation of an energy harvesting system to be integrated in a railway pneumatic spring to recovery otherwise wasted energy source from suspension vibration. Exploiting the piezoelectric effect to convert the mechanical energy into an electrical one, the final scope consists on the use of this system to power supply one or more sensors that can give useful information for the monitoring and the diagnostics of vehicle or its subsystems. Starting from the analysis of the energy sources, a multi‐physical approach to the study of an energy harvesting system is proposed to take into account all physics involved in the phenomenon, to make the most of the otherwise wasted energy and to develop a suitable and affordable tool for the design. The project of the energy harvesting device embedded in a railway pneumatic spring has been carried out by means of using a finite element technique and multi‐physics modelling activity. The possibility to combine two energy extraction processes was investigated with the purpose of making the most of the characteristics of the system and maximize the energy recovering. Exploiting commercial piezoelectric transducers, an experimental activity was conducted in two steps. A first mock‐up was built and tested on a shaker to develop the device and to tune the numerical model against experimental evidence. In the second step a fullscale prototype of an air spring for metro application with the EH system was realized. In order to test the full‐scale component, the design of a new test bench was carried out. Finally, the Air spring integrated with the EH device was tested and models validated.

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