Title

The Effect Of Different Configurations Of Neodymium Magnets On The Amount Of Millivolts(Mv) Produced In A Kinetic Generator. /

Author(s)

Thomas Wigley

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The race to build a better energy source other than fossil fuels have been a big goal for science for many years. Many different types of alternate energy sources have already been produced including wind, water, etc. However kinetic energy is an energy that has only recently been thought and/or able to be harvested. It can be harvested through a kinetic generator that uses Faraday’s law of induction to create energy by using a magnetic field coming in contact with a coil of conductive wire. This can be used to gather kinetic energy from everyday life. The purpose of this experiment is to create a better kinetic generator by changing the magnet configurations in order to create more electricity therefore a more efficient kinetic generator. It was hypothesized that a magnet in the configuration of south to south without a gap would create the most electricity. The tests were conducted by first making the coil and magnet configuration. Then the voltmeter was hooked to the coil and the magnet configurations were passed through the coil. The results were recorded from the readout of the voltmeter. The results concluded that the north to south with a gap created the most electricity and that it is significant with a 95% confidence interval. An ANOVA test was used to compare the four means of the north to south with gap, north to south with no gap, south to south with gap, and south to south with no gap. In conclusion the north to south with a gap seemed to be the most efficient in producing the most electricity and the hypothesis was not supported. /

Location

Owens G08

Start Date

4-16-2016 12:00 PM

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Apr 16th, 12:00 PM

The Effect Of Different Configurations Of Neodymium Magnets On The Amount Of Millivolts(Mv) Produced In A Kinetic Generator. /

Owens G08

The race to build a better energy source other than fossil fuels have been a big goal for science for many years. Many different types of alternate energy sources have already been produced including wind, water, etc. However kinetic energy is an energy that has only recently been thought and/or able to be harvested. It can be harvested through a kinetic generator that uses Faraday’s law of induction to create energy by using a magnetic field coming in contact with a coil of conductive wire. This can be used to gather kinetic energy from everyday life. The purpose of this experiment is to create a better kinetic generator by changing the magnet configurations in order to create more electricity therefore a more efficient kinetic generator. It was hypothesized that a magnet in the configuration of south to south without a gap would create the most electricity. The tests were conducted by first making the coil and magnet configuration. Then the voltmeter was hooked to the coil and the magnet configurations were passed through the coil. The results were recorded from the readout of the voltmeter. The results concluded that the north to south with a gap created the most electricity and that it is significant with a 95% confidence interval. An ANOVA test was used to compare the four means of the north to south with gap, north to south with no gap, south to south with gap, and south to south with no gap. In conclusion the north to south with a gap seemed to be the most efficient in producing the most electricity and the hypothesis was not supported. /