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PMSS Project Details

 

Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-10-0036
Project Name: Kinetic-to-Electric Energy Conversion (KEEC)
Status: Active
Contact:
Last Name:Weaver
First Name:Eric J
Telephone:202-493-3153
E-mail:eric.weaver@dot.gov
Office: Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Roadmap/Focus area(s): Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:In phase I, researchers will evaluate existing piezoelectric generation technologies in the laboratory and through mathematical modeling to optimize placement in pavement. In phase II, project site selections will be made for demonstration and evaluation purposes.
Start Date: August 10, 2010
End Date: November 9, 2013
Goals:The key project objective is to utilize piezoelectric generators embedded in the pavement to harvest electricity from the passage of traffic loads.
Test Methodology: In phase I, researchers will evaluate existing piezoelectric generation technologies in the laboratory and through mathematical modeling to optimize placement in pavement. In phase II, project site selections will be made for demonstration and evaluation purposes.
Fieldtest:Yes
Expected Benefits:The expected benefit is the demonstration of potential feasibility of proposed technology as a renewable energy source.
Deliverables:Name: Phase II report.
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: The deliverable is a document summarizing the results of the phase II effort and recommendations for future research or implementation efforts.
Keywords: Renewable Energy Sources
Pavements
Piezoelectric
Infrastructure
Piezoelectric Transducers
Research
Energy
Subject Areas: Energy
Pavements
Research