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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0036
Project Name:   Kinetic-to-Electric Energy Conversion (KEEC)
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  August 10, 2010
End Date:  May 8, 2014
Contact Information
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 [HRDI-20]
Program:   Exploratory Advanced Research
Project detail
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┬áselections will be made for demonstration and evaluation purposes.
Goals:   The key project objective is to utilize piezoelectric generators embedded in the pavement to harvest electricity from the passage of traffic loads.
Field Test:   Yes
Product Type:   Research report
Technical report
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.
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.
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms:   Renewable Energy Sources
Pavements
Piezoelectric
Infrastructure
Piezoelectric Transducers
Research
Energy
FHWA Disciplines:   Pavement and Materials
Subject Areas:   Energy
Pavements
Research

 

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