Modeling and Performance Analysis of Flexible Pavement Structure with an Embedded Energy Harvesting Module
Pranav Jagtap

Modeling and Performance Analysis of Flexible Pavement Structure with an Embedded Energy Harvesting Module

By Pranav Jagtap

  • Finite element method (FEM) was used to determine an operating conditions that would maximize the efficiency of the pavement embedded piezoelectric energy-harvesting module
  • Stress analysis outputs suggested to place an energy-harvesting module at shallow depths
  • Recommended to use the soft material around it’s perimeter only, instead of filling completely
  • This recommendation led to increase in load transfer to piezoelectric elements by 72%
  • Performed Dynamic analysis to quantify strain energy in the pavement structure using ABAQUS

Pranav Jagtap

Modeling and Performance Analysis of Flexible Pavement Structure with an Embedded Energy Harvesting Module

By Pranav Jagtap

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