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VW Transporter Van - Engine Block

http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/van_engine_block/pic1_small.jpgContributor: Gyorgy Szarka

Energy Source: Vibration
Application: Automobile
Specific Location: On engine block, taped to metal part under suspension
Data Duration: 19m 46s
Data Frequency: 2048 Hz

Abstract: The selected car is a commercial vehicle (VW Transporter van) with a 5-cylinder diesel engine. The engine speed is relatively low, varying between 1500-2500 rpm. The van was driven for around 20 minutes, including 5 minutes of motorway (up to 60 mph). Engine's speed was between 1500 - 3000 rpm, varying. The data streams are included in .mat file, titled with the location of each data segments. There are 7 columns of data that represent: time (in seconds), x-axis raw data (in mV), y-axis raw data (in mV), z-axis raw data (in mV), x-axis acceleration (in g), y-axis acceleration (in g), and z-axis acceleration (in g). Features: a) Car is started around 500 seconds (data before this is while mounting the logger) b) Engine starting at 501.9 seconds c) Gears in neutral position: 515 - 535 seconds d) Travelling in city (low speed up to 35 mph): 830 - 890 seconds e) Motorway (60 mph): 1340 - 1420 seconds

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  • acknowledge 'University of Bristol/University of Southampton, "Next Generation Energy-Harvesting Electronics: Holistic Approach" [online]. Available: http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/',
  • specify that the data was "Downloaded via The EH Network Data Repository (http://eh-network.org/data)".
Link to Data: http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/van_engine_block/data.zip
Link to Further Information and Analysis: http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/van_engine_block/data.php

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