Title

Speed Bump Power Generator

Document Type

Creative works or constructive object presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

A large amount of energy is wasted by the vehicles on the speed breakers through friction. Energy can be produced by using the vehicle weight and speed. The team proposes a smart speed breaker that generates power (Speed bump power generator). The device allows vehicles to pass from both sides. The system makes use of mechanical assembly with metal sheets with linkages that press down with spring arrangement. Using the motion and weight of vehicles was the method that the team relied on to design the device. The mass of the vehicles allows the top plate to move the rack which convert the vertical motion to horizontal through the pinion which helps to rotate the generator. Welding, cutting, drilling were the manufacturing prosses that that team used to build the device. Using weld process to join the outside structure of the device while using cutting to shape the top and bottom plate. Drilling process was used to join the parts of the whole device by screws. The advantage of speed bump power generator is that electricity is generated throughout the year as long as there is the movement of vehicles. The amount of power generated is about 12 Volt. The speed bump generator can produce power that can be used to control traffic speeds therefore it ensures the safety of the pedestrians. Speed bump generator works in all weather conditions and it is environmentally friendly.

Faculty Mentor(s)

John Choi

Department/Program

Engineering, Technologies, Safety & Construction

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May 18th, 12:00 PM

Speed Bump Power Generator

Ellensburg

A large amount of energy is wasted by the vehicles on the speed breakers through friction. Energy can be produced by using the vehicle weight and speed. The team proposes a smart speed breaker that generates power (Speed bump power generator). The device allows vehicles to pass from both sides. The system makes use of mechanical assembly with metal sheets with linkages that press down with spring arrangement. Using the motion and weight of vehicles was the method that the team relied on to design the device. The mass of the vehicles allows the top plate to move the rack which convert the vertical motion to horizontal through the pinion which helps to rotate the generator. Welding, cutting, drilling were the manufacturing prosses that that team used to build the device. Using weld process to join the outside structure of the device while using cutting to shape the top and bottom plate. Drilling process was used to join the parts of the whole device by screws. The advantage of speed bump power generator is that electricity is generated throughout the year as long as there is the movement of vehicles. The amount of power generated is about 12 Volt. The speed bump generator can produce power that can be used to control traffic speeds therefore it ensures the safety of the pedestrians. Speed bump generator works in all weather conditions and it is environmentally friendly.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/CEPS/8