System design and mechatronics of an air supply station for air-powered scooters

Yi Hsuan Hung, Jian Hao Chen, Chien Hsun Wu, Syuan Yi Chen

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Abstract

This study developed an air supply station for air-powered scooters. The station comprised mechanical and electrical systems. The key components of the mechanical system were a high-power air compressor, low-pressure cylinder, pneumatic boosting cylinder, high-pressure accumulator, and target tank. The electrical system comprised pressure sensors, air flow sensors, and control circuits, which were equipped adequately for the air charge. An air-powered scooter was used to evaluate the design specifications and charging performance of the station, and the scooter was tested on a chassis dynamometer to assess performance during a modified standard driving cycle. The experimental results confirmed that the air supply station can produce high-pressure air for air-powered vehicles. The station design can guide the development of similar technology by companies in the transportation and green energy industries. Future research will conduct a theoretical analysis by modeling and simulating the performance of the air station and air scooter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-194
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and Electrical Engineering
Volume54
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1

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Keywords

  • Air-powered
  • Mechatronic
  • System design
  • Vehicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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