Feasibility Study of the Quadcopter Propeller Vibrations for the Energy Production

N. Osuchukwu, Leon Shpanin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

91 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The concept of converting the kinetic energy of quadcopter propellers into electrical energy is considered in this contribution following the feasibility study of the propeller vibrations, theoretical energy conversion, and simulation techniques. Analysis of the propeller vibration performance is presented via graphical representation of calculated and simulated parameters, in order to demonstrate the possibility of recovering the harvested energy from the propeller vibrations of the quadcopter while the quadcopter is in operation. Consideration of using piezoelectric materials in such concept, converting the mechanical energy of the propeller into the electrical energy, is given. Photographic evidence of the propeller in operation is presented and discussed together with experimental results to validate the theoretical concept.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2017

Fingerprint

propellers
vibration
electric power
energy
energy conversion
kinetic energy
simulation

Bibliographical note

The full text is available from: http://waset.org/Publication/feasibility-study-of-the-quadcopter-propeller-vibrations-for-the-energy-production/10006375
This article is published under a Creative Commons 3.0 CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

Keywords

  • Unmanned aerial vehicle
  • energy harvesting
  • piezoelectric material
  • propeller vibration

Cite this

Feasibility Study of the Quadcopter Propeller Vibrations for the Energy Production. / Osuchukwu, N.; Shpanin, Leon.

In: International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 2, 31.01.2017, p. 277-283.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{50a4cc16d9af455c83a784eaf08676f1,
title = "Feasibility Study of the Quadcopter Propeller Vibrations for the Energy Production",
abstract = "The concept of converting the kinetic energy of quadcopter propellers into electrical energy is considered in this contribution following the feasibility study of the propeller vibrations, theoretical energy conversion, and simulation techniques. Analysis of the propeller vibration performance is presented via graphical representation of calculated and simulated parameters, in order to demonstrate the possibility of recovering the harvested energy from the propeller vibrations of the quadcopter while the quadcopter is in operation. Consideration of using piezoelectric materials in such concept, converting the mechanical energy of the propeller into the electrical energy, is given. Photographic evidence of the propeller in operation is presented and discussed together with experimental results to validate the theoretical concept.",
keywords = "Unmanned aerial vehicle, energy harvesting, piezoelectric material, propeller vibration",
author = "N. Osuchukwu and Leon Shpanin",
note = "The full text is available from: http://waset.org/Publication/feasibility-study-of-the-quadcopter-propeller-vibrations-for-the-energy-production/10006375 This article is published under a Creative Commons 3.0 CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)",
year = "2017",
month = "1",
day = "31",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
pages = "277--283",
journal = "International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Feasibility Study of the Quadcopter Propeller Vibrations for the Energy Production

AU - Osuchukwu, N.

AU - Shpanin, Leon

N1 - The full text is available from: http://waset.org/Publication/feasibility-study-of-the-quadcopter-propeller-vibrations-for-the-energy-production/10006375 This article is published under a Creative Commons 3.0 CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

PY - 2017/1/31

Y1 - 2017/1/31

N2 - The concept of converting the kinetic energy of quadcopter propellers into electrical energy is considered in this contribution following the feasibility study of the propeller vibrations, theoretical energy conversion, and simulation techniques. Analysis of the propeller vibration performance is presented via graphical representation of calculated and simulated parameters, in order to demonstrate the possibility of recovering the harvested energy from the propeller vibrations of the quadcopter while the quadcopter is in operation. Consideration of using piezoelectric materials in such concept, converting the mechanical energy of the propeller into the electrical energy, is given. Photographic evidence of the propeller in operation is presented and discussed together with experimental results to validate the theoretical concept.

AB - The concept of converting the kinetic energy of quadcopter propellers into electrical energy is considered in this contribution following the feasibility study of the propeller vibrations, theoretical energy conversion, and simulation techniques. Analysis of the propeller vibration performance is presented via graphical representation of calculated and simulated parameters, in order to demonstrate the possibility of recovering the harvested energy from the propeller vibrations of the quadcopter while the quadcopter is in operation. Consideration of using piezoelectric materials in such concept, converting the mechanical energy of the propeller into the electrical energy, is given. Photographic evidence of the propeller in operation is presented and discussed together with experimental results to validate the theoretical concept.

KW - Unmanned aerial vehicle

KW - energy harvesting

KW - piezoelectric material

KW - propeller vibration

M3 - Article

VL - 11

SP - 277

EP - 283

JO - International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering

JF - International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering

IS - 2

ER -