Field measurements of the harvestable power potentiality of an off-road sport-utility vehicle

Mohamed A.A. Abdelkareem, Lin Xu, Xingjian Jing, Abdelrahman B.M. Eldaly, Junyi Zou, Mohamed Kamal Ahmed Ali

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The energy-harvesting, which is traditionally dissipated during the damping of the passive telescopic damper of an off-road sport-utility vehicle (SUV), was experimentally analyzed and quantified in this study. Thereafter, the following real-road driving scenarios were proposed at 10–40 km/h: (a) off-road and (b) city-road driving. The study also includes measurements of the power dissipations in the compression and rebound phases because some energy harvesters only recover energy in one phase. Thus, the rear-right suspension was equipped with acceleration sensors. The shock displacement was also recorded for the complete analyses and comparison of the dynamics and energy-harvesting during the jounce and rebound vibrations. The results indicated that the damper dissipated average powers of 30–334 and 3–25 W at 10–40 km/h on the off-road and city-road fields, respectively. The damper dissipated six times more energy in the rebound phase than in the compression phase. This harvested power could be employed to drive low-power electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109381
JournalMeasurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


  • Energy harvesting
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Road test
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Vibration
  • Waste-to-energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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