EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

VW Transporter Van - Top of Engine


Energy Source: Vibration
Application: Automobile
Specific Location: Cable-tied to air intake pipes at top of the engine block
Data Duration: 10m 05s
Data Frequency: 2048 Hz
Date Obtained: Friday 15th July 2011, 11:06am

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 between two junctions of the M32, in a loop, with two roundabouts at each end. Leaving eastgate roundabout. Revving at traffic light. Another traffic light just before joining the motorway. Accelerate up to 40 mph, outlap is slow. Stopping on motorway to accelerate again slower with going on the shakers on the side of the road. Went up to 50 mph. Going around roundabout slowly with traffic. Accelerating slowly on the motorway from 10 mph to 40 mph. Going up to 50 mph before leaving motoroway (2nd gear up to 20, 3rd gear up to 30, 4th gear up to 40, and 5th up to 50 mph). Stopping at traffic lights at eastgate roundabout again. Stationary, in neutral, before stopping at the petrol station. Stopped for a few seconds. Start time: 11:06:30, finish time: 11:17:23.

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Link to Data: http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/van2_engine_top/data.zip
Link to Further Information and Analysis: http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/van2_engine_top/data.php

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