Courses Catalogue

Energy Harvesting And Storage

COURSE CODE: ELE4231
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Electrical Engineering, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT(45 hours)

1.      Introduction of energy sources for mechatronics

2.      Energy harvesting technologies

3.      Energy harvesting from vibration

4.      Electro-mechanical conversion – analysis of ambient energy

5.      Electro-mechanical conversion – physical principles

6.      Electromagnetic principle

7.      Design of electromagnetic generators

8.      Piezoelectric principle

9.      Piezoelectric materials and other SMART materials

10. Other alternative sources of energy harvesting

11. Solar cells and thermo-generators

12. Electronics – power management

13. MEMS

14. Analysis of ambient energy for energy harvesting

15. Analysis of ambient energy (vibrations, shock)

16. Simulation modeling of electro-mechanical conversion

17. Modeling of magnetic field in ANSYS environment

18. Simulation modeling of electromagnetic conversion (ANSYS-Matlab/Simulink)

19. Modeling of piezo elements in ANSYS environment and basic analysis

20. Modeling of piezogenerator in ANSYS environment

21. Measurement of electromagnetic generator

22. Measurement of piezoelectric generator

23. Measurement of solar cells a thermo-generator

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

·        Lectures

·        Reading assignments

·        Hands on in the labs

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT

§  Whiteboard and Markers

§  Flip Charts

§  LCD Projectors

§  CDs, DVDs and Tapes