A ground reaction force analysis for designing a sustainable energy-harvesting stairway

Debrina Puspitarini, Amalia Suzianti, Harun Al Rasyid, Nabila Priscandy

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Abstract

There are many issues of how energy is currently generated and consumed. These include the cost of harvesting energy, the ever-growing demand for it, and the ever-decreasing reserve of current most applicable energy resources. Numerous ways to exploit new sustainable potential energy sources have been pursued, one of which is to create an energy-harvester; a device that captures free potential energy, scattered around in its environment, and transform it into another form of energy. Using NPD approach, Puspitarini, Suzianti, and Al Rasyid (2016) has developed a conceptual design of an energy-harvesting device, which includes a selection of product specification options and a gear set layout design. In this study, a mockup was built for the experiment based on those product specification options. The experiment was conducted using AMTI Force Platform, and its results were processed using Factorial Design. This effort is to test which product specification option contributes the most to Ground Reaction Force (GRF) generation. The greater the generated GRF, the greater amount of electricity produced. A theoretical calculation of electromotive force was also conducted based on the experiment result and the gear set layout design. The result of this study was later discussed and used as a basis to develop further the stairway design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd AUN/SEED-NET Regional Conference on Energy Engineering and the 7th International Conference on Thermofluids, RCEnE/THERMOFLUID 2015
EditorsTetsushi Biwa, Samsul Kamal, Hideaki Ohgaki, Jun Tanimoto, Chaiwat Nuthong, Adhika Widyaparaga, Keiichi N. Ishihara, Harwin Saptoadi, Jayan Sentanuhady, Deendarlianto, Zainal Alimuddin b. Zainal Alauddin, Iman Reksowardojo, Indarto, Yasuyuki Takata, Indro Pranoto
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413917
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2016
Event3rd AUN/SEED-NET Regional Conference on Energy Engineering and the 7th International Conference on Thermofluids, RCEnE/THERMOFLUID 2015 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 19 Nov 201520 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1737
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd AUN/SEED-NET Regional Conference on Energy Engineering and the 7th International Conference on Thermofluids, RCEnE/THERMOFLUID 2015
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period19/11/1520/11/15

Keywords

  • Energy Harvesting Systems
  • Factorial Design
  • Force Platform
  • Motion Capture
  • Renewable Energy

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