Date of Award
Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering
College of Information Technology and Engineering
Type of Degree
Dr. James Bryce
Dr. Arka Chattopadhyay
Dr. Gregory Michaelson
The main aim of this thesis is to explore the potential for using pavements as part of energy harvesting infrastructure. Asphalt pavements can be used for multiple purposes such as for energy harvesting, eco-friendly use of the car, and the utilization of the natural renewable resources to produce electricity and that electricity use for in-lane charging technology which helps to charge a car when it is being driven on the road. The wireless charger is set-up under the asphalt pavement, and it will produce the magnetic field. The piezoelectric material and wind turbine are the electric source for applications such as the wireless charger. The solar roadways are included in the discussion but not considered as a source in this paper due to certain limitations. The analysis of power output from the piezoelectric transducers and helical wind turbine is calculated through MATLAB simulation. The results show significant promise for deriving energy from various sources along and in a roadway.
Transportation -- Planning.
Patel, Dhruvalkumar Hitendrakumar, "Smart Roads: Investigating Roadways as Energy Sources for Potential Application of In-Lane Charging" (2019). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1250.