EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

VW Transporter Van - Chassis at Back of Van


Energy Source: Vibration
Application: Automobile
Specific Location: Cable-tied to chassis at back of van close to tailgate
Data Duration: 10m 27s
Data Frequency: 2048 Hz
Date Obtained: Friday 15th July 2011, 12:15pm

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. Edging out into traffic from petrol station. Going around roundabout slowly. Stopping again at the traffic light before joining the motorway. Accelerating up to 60 mph. Breaking to halt at traffic light at the St Paul's roundabout. Going up to 60 mph up north on motorway. Stopped at Eastgate roundabout traffic light. Bump before stopping. Vibrations are higher while reversing. Door slamming and tailgate opening. Start time: 12:15:00, finish time: 12:25:55

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Link to Data: http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/van2_rear/data.zip
Link to Further Information and Analysis: http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/van2_rear/data.php

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