ANSYS water-wind flow simulation to study pressure generated under various conditions to generate electricity using piezoelectric cells / Rhitankar Saha Roy...[et al.]

Roy, Rhitankar Saha and Lim, Chong Lye and Lim, Chin Guan and Adam, Nor Mariah (2020) ANSYS water-wind flow simulation to study pressure generated under various conditions to generate electricity using piezoelectric cells / Rhitankar Saha Roy...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), 17 (3). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X

Abstract

Currently there is a demand for clean renewable sources of energy. Very few developments have been done to harvest energy from natural phenomenon such as rain drops. The objective of this paper is to identify the pressure that can be developed from rain drops hitting the surface of a piezoelectric cell and the respective voltage that can be generated from it. This paper presents a model that has been developed to harvest the kinetic energy of rain using piezoelectric devices. The roof of the model was kept at 45° and subjected to load test and water pressure test to simulate conditions of a rainy weather and the test data were recorded. ANSYS analysis has also been performed with the fluid velocity being set at 20 m/s, 30 m/s, 40 m/s and 50 m/s which strikes the roof of a building kept at 0°, 45° and 60°. The analytical results were compared to the model experimental results for validating the process. Experimental results from the prototype recorded that a maximum of 18.7 Volts of electrical energy can be generated. This study proves that the harvesting small energy from rain is significant as a secondary source of green energy that could compliment to the green energy system.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Roy, Rhitankar SahaRhitankar123@gmail.com
Lim, Chong LyeUNSPECIFIED
Lim, Chin GuanUNSPECIFIED
Adam, Nor MariahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X
Volume: 17
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 1-11
Official URL: https://jmeche.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 36495
Uncontrolled Keywords: piezoelectric, ANSYS, electricity, generator, wind-water
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/36495

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