With the concern in recent years over environmental issues and the shortage of energy supplies, energy harvesting has attracted much attention. Harvesting the dissipated kinematic and thermal energy created through vehicle operation has become a valid solution for driving on-board electrical devices and to lessen fuel usage. Many energy harvesting technologies have been investigated for harnessing energy from the vehicle as a supplement source.
Meanwhile, with the development of electronics and computer technology, more and more electrical and information technologies are being developed to solve the NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) problem and meet the higher customer requirements for vehicle ride comfort and handling stability.
This special issue aims at encouraging scholars and engineers to present their latest advancements in vehicle vibration and energy harvesting technology, from research and development to manufacturing and practical applications. The objective of this issue is to cover all practical aspects of various theories, computational and experimental methods, the synergetic integration of mechanical engineering with electronic, intelligent control in NVH and electrical energy regeneration application related to the components, sub-system or whole system of various types of vehicles, including passenger cars and commercial vehicles, etc.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Energy harvesting methods and applications
- Energy harvesting system design, integration and validation
- Energy harvesting related to vehicle performance
- Energy harvesting associated with vehicle operating conditions
- Vibration, shock isolation and control
- NVH, energy harvesting potential and efficiency
- Passive and active damping
- Modal analysis
- Energy conversion systems
- Power electronics
Submission of manuscripts: 30 June, 2016