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ESR14. Energy Harvesting from Road Pavements (NrgHRP)

Objectives:

To develop two complementary modules for harvesting energy from road pavements. Energy harvesting systems will be developed and evaluated through modelling, laboratory testing and field experiments.

  • Task 14.1: developing integrated electricity generation systems that uses thermal energy accumulated into the pavement.
  • Task 14.2: developing piezoelectric devices to collect energy from mechanical stresses of pavement exerted by traffic.
  • Task 14.3: studying the potential harvested energy contribution to local network management of electricity supply.

 

Expected Results:

  • Design and demonstrate Energy Harvesting System prototypes in operational environments.
  • Method for optimising the Energy Harvesting System prototypes based on temperature gradients and traffic spectra.
  • Economic evaluation of the electricity supply from the developed thermoelectric and piezoelectric generator modules.

 

Host Institutions:

Lancaster University

Supervisors:

M. Saafi (UNLANC) (Lancaster, UNITED KINGDOM)

T. Papagiannakis (UTSA) (San Antonio, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

C. Queiroz (CLARET) (Tallin, ESTONIA)

Contacts

MOHAMED SAAFI

First Supervisor

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JOB LOCATION AT UNLANC

Engineering Building Lancaster University

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