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Sensors and Materials, Volume 32, Number 7(3) (2020)
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S&M2281 Research Paper of Special Issue
Published: July 31, 2020

Harvesting Energy Using Triboelectric Nanogenerator Mounted inside Rolling Tire [PDF]

Hiroshi Tani, Mutsuki Sugimoto, Kazuhisa Fushihara, Yukio Nakano, Renguo Lu, Shinji Koganezawa, and Norio Tagawa

(Received February 10, 2020; Accepted March 9, 2020)

Keywords: triboelectric nanogenerator, triboelectrification, tire, energy harvesting

In this study, we developed a triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) for intelligent tires. This TENG was attached on the inner surface of a racing cart tire. First, we evaluated the dependences of the TENG output on the environmental temperature and relative humidity to ensure that the proposed TENG can operate in a wide range of these parameters. Then, we packaged the TENGs in aluminum laminate film and mounted them on the inner side of the tire. The charged voltage and output voltage of the TENGs were evaluated on a moving belt. The output voltage signals were observed at the region of contact; the signals increased with rotational speed and load weight but decreased with tire pressure. The charged voltage in the 10 μF capacitor was found to be approximately 14 V, which corresponds to 1.0 mJ at the speed of 16 km/h after the tire rotated for 15 min. These results suggest that the proposed TENG can operate as an energy harvester for the temperature and pressure sensors built into intelligent tires.

Corresponding author: Hiroshi Tani

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Hiroshi Tani, Mutsuki Sugimoto, Kazuhisa Fushihara, Yukio Nakano, Renguo Lu, Shinji Koganezawa, and Norio Tagawa, Harvesting Energy Using Triboelectric Nanogenerator Mounted inside Rolling Tire, Sens. Mater., Vol. 32, No. 7, 2020, p. 2539-2549.

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