ISBN: 978-981-18-7950-0 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2023.06.025
Integrated Linear and Rotary Generator Design using Scotch Yoke Mechanism with IoT Wireless Monitoring System
Abstract—A lot of previous studies were conducted to develop an approach to effectively harness energy from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydro. An emerging source, wave energy, is currently a topic many studies because of its potential brought by its availability and power energy density. This study aims to construct a wave energy conversion device applying scotch yoke mechanism with linear and rotary generators integrated with wireless monitoring and transmission of data. This mechanism generates electrical energy from the to-and-from movement of the wave for the linear generator and at the same time convert the linear motion into rotary motion to generate electrical energy from the rotary generator. A Node MCU ESP 8266 microcontroller was attached to the device to allow wireless transmission of data and monitoring through Internet of Things (IoT). The prototype constructed by the researchers was deployed in a controlled and uncontrolled environment for several trials to test its electrical energy generating capacity. With the use of MATLAB, the researchers were able to calculate the total energy generated per trial when the prototype was deployed. Based on the results, the mechanism was able to generate a peak value of 976.33 mW power while its total energy produced tallied a highest of 3981751.99 mW-s.
Index Terms—Wave energy conversion device, Scotch yoke mechanism, Node MCU ESP 8266 microcontroller, wireless transmission and monitoring, Internet of Things (IoT)
Sidro Michael dela Cruz, Christopher Gonzaga Jr., Michael Pacis
Mapua University, Intramuros, PHILIPPINES
Cite: Sidro Michael dela Cruz, Christopher Gonzaga Jr., Michael Pacis, "Integrated Linear and Rotary Generator Design using Scotch Yoke Mechanism with IoT Wireless Monitoring System" Proceedings of 2023 the 13th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering (WCSE 2023), pp. 181-185, June 16-18, 2023.