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dc.contributor.advisorWood, Kristin L.en
dc.creatorMcEvoy, Travis Kyleen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-11T19:40:28Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-11T19:40:28Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/12208en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe work discussed in this thesis provides a review of pertinent literature, a design methodology, analytical model, concept generation and development, and conclusions about energy harvesting to provide long-term power for bridge health monitoring. The methodology gives structure for acquiring information and parameters to create effective energy harvesters. The methodology is used to create a wind energy harvester to provide long-term power to a wireless communication network. An analytical model is developed so the system can be scaled for different aspects of the network. A proof of concept is constructed to test the methodology's effectiveness, and validate the feasibility and analytical model.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectEnergy harvestingen
dc.subjectWind turbinesen
dc.subjectWireless sensor networken
dc.titleWind energy harvesting for bridge health monitoringen
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen


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