Energy harvesting potential from vehicular traffic crossing road humps in the case of Slovenia
November 4-6, 2019
Based on the fact that in Slovenia the main roads are planned in accordance with the valid regulations, which do not specifically separate the roads according they are inside or outside urban areas, such infrastructures were built on the criteria of relevant capacity (normally wide and narrow multi or single lane roads). With the goal to guarantee the quality of life and especially traffic safety (decrease of average speed in urban areas) traffic calming measures were needed. In most cases in urban areas speed humps and platforms were installed, which effectively slow down the speed, but on the other hand massive increase ground-borne vibrations, produced by vehicles passing over these “road irregularities”.
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Sebastian Toplak and Samo LUBEJ, "Energy harvesting potential from vehicular traffic crossing road humps in the case of Slovenia" in "Energy Harvesting from Infrastructure and Ocean Systems (EHIOS)", Huiming Yin, Columbia University, USA Muhammad R. Hajj, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA Lei, Zuo, Virginia Tech, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2019). https://dc.engconfintl.org/ehios/10