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Author Alves, Alexandre de Castro ♦ Tusset, Angelo Marcelo ♦ Balthazar, Jose Manoel ♦ Lima, Jeferson Jose de ♦ Janzen, Frederic Conrad ♦ Rocha, Rodrigo Tumolin ♦ Nabarrete, Airton
Editor Terzo, Mario
Source Hindawi
Content type Text
Publisher Hindawi
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2017
Language English
Abstract Renewable energy sources for vehicles have been the motivation of many researches around the world. The reduction of fossil fuels deposits and increase of the pollution in cities bring the need of more efficient and cleaner energy sources. In this way, this work will present the application of a compressed air engine applied to a bicycle. The engine is composed of two pneumatic cylinders connected to the bicycle wheel through a crank-connecting-rod mechanism. In order to control the velocity of the bicycle, a strategy of control composed of two controls was implemented: a feedback and a feedforward control. For feedback control, the State-Dependent Riccati Equation (SDRE) control and also a proportional-derivative (PD) control are considered, considering three cases for velocity bicycle variation: 10 km/h, 20 km/h, and 30 km/h. The equations of motion of the system were obtained through the Lagrangian energy method. Numerical simulations were performed in order to analyze the dynamics of the system and the efficiency of the controllers.
ISSN 10709622
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-08-15
Rights License This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
e-ISSN 18759203
Journal Shock and Vibration
Volume Number 2017
Page Count 14


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