Feasibility study of the quadcopter propeller vibrations for the energy production

OSUCHUKWU, Nneka and SHPANIN, Leonid (2017). Feasibility study of the quadcopter propeller vibrations for the energy production. International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, 11 (2), 313-319.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper was awarded the : Certificate of Best Paper Award at the ICMAE2017 : 19th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, London UK. February 16-17 2017.
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Engineering and Mathematics
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1340064
Page Range: 313-319
Depositing User: Louise Beirne
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 08:22
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 07:09
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22668

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