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Solar Powered Exhaust Fan for Automobiles

Ajid, Azlia (2008) Solar Powered Exhaust Fan for Automobiles. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Long exposure of a vehicle to hot weather at an open space parking will cause an extreme heat build-up in the car cabin. This extreme heat build-up will increase the interior temperature of vehicle's cabin which cause uncomfortable situation to most people, especially when they get into their car. The effect that most of us do not realize is that this situation will be hazardous to human health and is one of the major causes of heat illnesses. In order to reduce the high temperature to at least near the ambient temperature before driver gets into their vehicle, this project will utilize solar energy that is converted to electrical energy to initiate the fan inside the system. The system also includes rechargrable battery to activate the fan if there is insufficient energy from solar f panel. A relay. concept is used for the switching process and the fan will only activate if the thermostat detect certain level of temperature. The project scope involved are ' ( studying the negative impact of extreme heat build-up to human health, conducting a survey to 100 of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) students, analyzing current product's strengths and weaknesses, designing and fabricating operating exhaust fan and lastly, validate product by comparing result between sample car with Solar Powered Exhaust Fan for Automobiles and sample car without the product. The project is conducted by do the literature review and research, collect data for temperature distribution in three different volume of cars, produce engineering design specifications, generate conceptual design, analyze and evaluate alternatives design, finalized design by producing technical drawing and specifications, construct the prototype and finally, validate the final product. This solar powered exhaust fan ensures that the engine is not overburdened and increases its service life, conserving energy, protecting the environment while creating a comfortable traveling environment.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Energy - Sustainable energy - Solar power
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2013 11:08
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:44
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/10005

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