College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-13 16:31:02


Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


The energy harvester is used to convert a portion of the tire deflection waste energy to power up tire embedded sensors. A piezoelectric energy harvester is designed and some preliminary tests are done on it. So far, it has been shown that this design is sufficient for tire application. The team will need to modify the design of the energy harvester, the measurement setup and add a temperature and a strain senor to the existing setup so that the tire deflection and temperature can be measured and at the same time the energy harvester should be tested to see how it is acting during different tire deflections, pressures, and temperatures.

Research Sponsor

Siamak Farhad

First Reader

Scott Sawyer

Second Reader

S. Graham Kelly

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dane Quinn



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