A Study on Various Structural Characteristics of 100W Linear Generator for Vehicle Suspension

차량 현가장치적용 100W급 선형발전기의 다양한 구조 특성

  • Kim, Ji-Hye (Division of Mechanical Engineering, Yeungnam University) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Ho (Division of Mechanical Engineering, Yeungnam University)
  • 김지혜 (영남대학교 기계공학부) ;
  • 김진호 (영남대학교 기계공학부)
  • Received : 2018.01.17
  • Accepted : 2018.04.06
  • Published : 2018.04.30


Recently, the demand for electric energy has been increasing due to the spread of hybrid electric vehicles. In this study, to meet this demand, the ANSYS MAXWELL electromagnetic simulation system was used to compare the power generation characteristics of three types of suspension system that can generate electricity using energy harvesting technology. Next, the optimal design was determined for each model by using the commercial PIDO (Process Integration and Design Optimization) tool, PIANO (Process Integration, Automation and Optimization). We selected three design variables and constructed an approximate model based on the experimental design method through electromagnetic analysis for 18 experimental points derived from Orthogonal Arrays among the experimental design methods. Then, we determined the optimal design by applying the Evolutionary Algorithm. Finally, the optimal design results were verified by electromagnetic simulation of the optimum design result model using the same analysis conditions as those of the initial model. After comparing the power generation characteristics for the optimal structure for each linear generator model, the maximum power generation amounts in the 8pole-8slot, 12pole-12slot, and 16pole-16slot structures were 366.5W, 466.7W and 579.7W, respectively, and it was found that as the number of slots and poles increases, the power generation increases.


Energy Harvesting;Evolutionary Algorithm;Linear Generator;Orthogonal Array;Vehicle Suspension


Supported by : 방위사업청


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