Numerical Investigation of Wake Energy Induced by Cruising Passenger Vehicles on Highway

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 57, No. 2, May 2019, Pages 175-185

Sheikh Abdul Hadi Nassir1, Fazila Mohd Zawawi1,*, Mohamad Zahid Mazlan1, Syahrullail Samion1, Muhammad Afiq Witri Muhammad Yazid1, Ummikalsom Abidin1

1 School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: fazila@mail.fkm.utm.my

Cite this articleMLA
Sheikh Abdul Hadi, Nassir, et al. "Numerical Investigation of Wake Energy Induced by Cruising Passenger Vehicles on Highway." Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 57.2 (2019): 175-185.
APA
Sheikh Abdul Hadi, N., Fazila, M. Z., Mohamad Zahid, M., Syahrullail, S., Muhammad Afiq Witri, M. Y., & Ummikalsom, A.(2019). Numerical Investigation of Wake Energy Induced by Cruising Passenger Vehicles on Highway. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 57(2), 175-185.
Chicago
Sheikh Abdul Hadi Nassir, Fazila Mohd Zawawi, Mohamad Zahid Mazlan, Syahrullail Samion, Muhammad Afiq Witri Muhammad Yazid, and Ummikalsom Abidin."Numerical Investigation of Wake Energy Induced by Cruising Passenger Vehicles on Highway." Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 57, no. 2 (2019): 175-185.
Harvard
Sheikh Abdul Hadi, N., Fazila, M.Z., Mohamad Zahid, M., Syahrullail, S., Muhammad Afiq Witri, M.Y., Ummikalsom, A., 2019. Numerical Investigation of Wake Energy Induced by Cruising Passenger Vehicles on Highway. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 57(2), pp. 175-185.
Vancouver
Sheikh Abdul Hadi N, Fazila MZ, Mohamad Zahid M, Syahrullail S, Muhammad Afiq Witri MY, Ummikalsom A. Numerical Investigation of Wake Energy Induced by Cruising Passenger Vehicles on Highway. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2019;57(2): 175-185.

KEYWORDS

Wind turbine; car; highway; CFD; turbulent wake; renewable energy

ABSTRACT

Wind energy developed from the wake induced by the cruising vehicles has a large potential in harvesting energy through the wind turbine system that could be possibly used in supplying power for lightings along highway. This paper presents the feasibility study of the potentiality of vertical axis wind turbine to be placed along the median of highways in Malaysia. The velocity of the wake from the moving vehicles observed in the median of the highway is the important output parameter in this research. Transient Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation is done using time-efficient dynamic mesh approach called overset mesh as to represent the real condition of flow induced by moving vehicles in highway. There are four cases simulation carried out, that are, are one car on single lane, one car on both side lane, two cars on single lane and two cars on both side lane. The vehicle geometry is set as standard sedan car and the speed is ranging between 90km/h and 110km/h. From the findings, It is observed that the wake of two moving cars from both sides lane is to be the case that produces the highest wake velocity with 12 m/s. The finding also shows that the higher the speed of the car the higher the velocity of wake induced, and the sequent car contributes in escalating the wake induced velocity.

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