Design and Development of Low-Cost Wind Powered Motorcycle Mobile Charger



Lim, Whey Hoong (2020) Design and Development of Low-Cost Wind Powered Motorcycle Mobile Charger. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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Smart devices have become an essential that now acts as an extension of oneself that not only connects everyone through social media but also as a source of valuable information and entertainment. Technology advancement have also developed smart devices to become a multi-tool for daily activities such as camera, calculator and compasses. Users are being more indulge in smart devices or in extreme cases, addicted to smart devices. This creates a constant need to charge these devices to to always ensure sufficient battery. Having the need to always charge smart devices with bustling lifestyle would be very inconvenient for one to remain still while the devices are charging. A quick and easy solution is to carry around a power bank that could enable mobile charging. However, usage of power banks does expose risks to users. Power banks have the tendency to cause explosion if the power banks are misused or poorly manufactured. Consequently, this project presents design and development of low-cost wind powered motorcycle mobile charger. This project is a continuation and enhancement of FYP Design and Development Wind Powered Mobile Charger 2018 by Lim Sze Jheng. The aim is to develop a mobile charger that can be mounted onto a motorcycle that has low cost of production. Wind power can be harness with the use of a turbine to convert kinetic energy to mechanical energy. Further using an electrical generator, the mechanical energy can be converted to electrical power. That electrical power can then be utilized to charge small devices. In order to gain a deeper understanding on this project, related research papers, articles and journals were studied. The turbine blade design and the position for mounting the mobile charger are crucial criteria that has been analysed thoroughly. SolidWorks and ANSYS software were used to perform the simulation to obtained best design and placement for the mobile charger on a motorcycle. The best position for the prototype installation was found to be on the windshield of the motorcycle. A prototype was fabricated according to the selected design that was used to conduct a test to determine the minimum motorcycle speed required to begin charging. From the test results, the minimum motorcycle speed for the prototype to start charging was 75km/h.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculties: Faculty of Engineering and Technology > Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2020 08:38
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 07:04