Design of energy harvesting bridge considering practical traffic conditions

M. S. Choi, S. H. Kim, H. E. Youn

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Abstract

This study mainly focused on the evaluation of the electrical energy generation in a bridge which installed the piezoelectric system. The source of the system would be the vibration of the bridge, which is mainly induced by the traffic load. This study performs analyses on energy generation capacity of a typical one-span steel plate girder bridge, considering the various traffic conditions. Piezoelectric materials are uniformly installed in the u-ribs, crossbeams and the slab. Various parameters such as vehicle headway distances and heavy traffic ratio are considered during the analysis. The results showed that the narrower traffic headway distance induces more energy generation. It also revealed that the higher heavy traffic ratio produces more electricity. Such results indicated that the continually passing heavy traffics may maximize the efficiency of energy generation system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages2864-2868
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780415621243
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012 - Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy
Duration: 2012 Jul 82012 Jul 12

Publication series

NameBridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management

Other

Other6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012
CountryItaly
CityStresa, Lake Maggiore
Period12/7/812/7/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Choi, M. S., Kim, S. H., & Youn, H. E. (2012). Design of energy harvesting bridge considering practical traffic conditions. In Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (pp. 2864-2868). (Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management). Taylor and Francis - Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b12352-437