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Energy Conserving Systems

by Ammar Mheir AlSaadi


Submitted : Fall 2011

The calculus project is based on the car mechanics and generators. How we can harvest energy from the speed of the car by means of regenerative brakes. In this project, we calculate the efficiency of regenerative breaks and the functions in which they produce energy according to their speed and resistance. Regenerative brakes generate electricity and charge the cars internal battery for later use. This is usually used on electric cars and hybrids.

An average car will be chosen for the project, a Toyota Corolla 2009 is a good candidate for the project because of its fuel efficiency. A regenerative brake will be installed into the car and we will calculate the amount of energy generated from different speeds. This means taking to accounts the cars weight, resistance, acceleration, and fuel consumption. We calculate how much kinetic energy is converted and generated into chemical energy in which is stored into the battery. The project also addresses the limitations of regenerative breaks and will attempt to solve them using calculus. We put the Toyota corolla in certain simulations to calculate exactly the amount of power the Toyota corolla is able to harness. After the calculation we finally test and implement two new systems that increase the power recycled back in to the battery.

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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Jonathan Burns, Mathematics and Statistics
Omar Bondogji, Quick Lube
Suggested By :
Ammar Mheir AlSaadi
Joshua Connors