Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Engineering Physics and Physics
In the last decade, people are using more electricity in their daily life; therefore, it becomes crucial to research for methods to reduce energy consumption. Considering our average daily routine, using simple physics concepts, we have designed a method to harness energy from the movement of an elevator. In this paper, we describe a miniature model of an elevator and its shaft through 3D printing. We wrapped a copper wire around the structure and put a stack of magnets in the elevator. On its downward movement, our project successfully generated a current through the copper wire by electromagnetic induction and basic physics. We recorded the electric potential through our Sparkfun circuit and then used Matlab to analyze our results. Our primary goal was to prove that Faraday’s theory could be applied to an elevator, while our secondary goal was to optimize the electrical potential generated by the process. We hope that this model could either work in the real world or lay the groundwork for the next generation.
Maheswaran, B., & Stransky, C. S., & Kumarakuru, H. (2018, June), Innovative Energy Elevator: a Physics and Engineering Wonder! Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30667
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