Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Faculty Advisor

Sullivan, John M.

Abstract

In this project we designed and created a prototype capable of harvesting kinetic energy normally converted to heat by vehicles during braking and converted it to electrical energy to be used to power nearby streetlights. A slider crank mechanism converted linear motion to radial motion and a permanent magnet generator that we designed and prototyped created a system to accomplish this energy harvest. The system was designed to have minimal impact on vehicle operators and/or passengers.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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