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Ford Fiesta - Front Suspension Arm

Contributor: Carl Anthony

Energy Source: Vibration
Application: Automobile
Specific Location: Front suspension arm (near-side)
Data Duration: 15m 56s
Data Frequency: 2000 Hz
Date Obtained: Tuesday 24th April 2012, 3:00pm

Abstract: The car was a 55 plate Ford Fiesta 1.25L Zetec. The car was driven from the University of Birmingham in a circuitous route through Edgbaston and Harborne, back to join the A38 through Selly Oak before returning to the University campus. The speed limit on all roads was 30mph. The car was stopped in a traffic jam in Selly Oak towards the end of the journey. The whole journey lasted just under 16mins. The accelerometer data has had the DC offset removed. As well as accelerometer data there is wheel speed and GPS data from the journey. For more information on the accelerometers and to access the other data please see the additional information link.

Acknowledgement: If you use this data, please:
  • acknowledge 'University of Birmingham, "Mechanical energy scavenging for in-wheel sensors" [online]. Available: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/energy-wheel-sensors' ,
  • specify that the data was "Downloaded via The EH Network Data Repository (http://eh-network.org/data)".
Link to Data: http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/eng/mechanical/micro-engineering/accel_data.zip
Link to Further Information and Analysis: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mechanical-engineering/bio-micro/micro-nano/energy-wheel-sensors/car-wheel-motion-data.aspx

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