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Accession Number PB2012-114686
Title Energy Harvesting on Highway Bridges.
Publication Date Jan 2011
Media Count 25p
Personal Author J. Nolan J. D. Baldwin L. Holliday S. Roswurm
Abstract This project is investigating the potential for generating electrical power from the vibrations of a bridge due to large vehicles. It utilizes state-of-the-art technology and interdisciplinary expertise in solid-state electronics and bridge engineering to develop a system for providing electricity to power sensor networks, lighting, and other systems. The resulting technology will allow Oklahoma access to locally-generated power, minimizing vulnerability to disruptions in the power grid and contribute to the overall goal of sustainable infrastructure.
Keywords Bridge bearing
Energy harvesting
Piezoelectric material
Power generation

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
Corporate Author Oklahoma Univ., Norman. School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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