Software Tool for Evaluation of Road Pavement Energy Harvesting Devices

  • Francisco Duarte
  • Adelino Ferreira
  • Paulo Fael
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 746)


This paper deals with the development of a software tool to evaluate road pavement energy harvesting systems technically and economically, as well as performing cost benefit analysis for the application of this type of energy generation solution as the energy source for different applications. The software also allows the user to perform a sensitivity analysis by selecting a key variable and defining its different values. Some case studies are also presented to demonstrate the software application and how it can be used to evaluate this technology.


Road Pavement Energy Harvesting Simulation software Energy economics Cost Benefit Analysis Sensitivity Analysis 



The present research work has been carried out in the framework of project PAVENERGY – Pavement Energy Harvest Solutions (PTDC/ECM-TRA/3423/2014), co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016676) through the Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors (COMPETE) and by national funds through the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The author Francisco Duarte is also grateful to the FCT for the financial support provided to this study through Grant SFRH/BD/95018/2013. The authors also thank the ACIV for its financial contribution for the presentation of this research work in the 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Duarte
    • 1
  • Adelino Ferreira
    • 1
  • Paulo Fael
    • 2
  1. 1.Pavement Mechanics Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, CITTAUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Electromechanical EngineeringUniversity of Beira Interior, Calçada Fonte do LameiroCovilhãPortugal

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