what role will Friction Powered Aircrafts play in cutting down emission?
More technology is now being developed in an attempt to cut down the emission greenhouse gases, such technology is the utilization of friction energy for in flying Aeroplanes.
Like we know, Friction is a force that opposes motion.
When friction acts between two surfaces that are moving over each other, some kinetic energy is transformed into heat energy.
Friction can sometimes be useful.
And yes friction has always been useful.
This technology of powering aircraft through friction could become a reality thanks to nanogenerators called triboelectric, which allow generating energy by rubbing, even the air against the wings of the aircraft.
Science and engineering are increasingly advanced, especially in the search for clean energy to help the planet.
Tribolectrics are not new, having been discovered in the 18th century and initially quantified by Johan Carl Wilcke, a Swedish Physicist in 1757. “Tribo” comes from the Greek for “rub,” and as shown in the following video, even the rubbing of air over a surface can generate electricity. Note that about the 1:25 point Dr. Wang blows across the nanogenerator and lights up the LEDs. (Sustainable Skies)
This is how Michal Bonikowski has designed an airplane called Eather One that generates its energy through the friction of its wings with the air.
This technology could become a reality thanks to nanogenerators called triboelectric, which allow generating energy by rubbing, even the air against the wings of the aircraft, according to Sustainable Skies
How Friction Powered Aircrafts Cuts down Emission
Reports have it that the creator of the plane Michal Bonikowski was inspired by the carbon reduction technology of the Airbus aircraft model Maveric, which is powered by next-generation turbine engines.
Bonikowski explains that the air is full of electricity that can be recovered through the friction generated by the plane in flight and on the wings, instead of the fuel tanks, triboelectric nanogenerators can be placed that can generate the energy necessary to drive several smaller electric motors through the vibration of the structure and the friction generated by the bending of the wings during flight, reports enterprenuer.com
In this case, the battery pack needed for transportation should only satisfy the need for take-off and landing. The flight itself could generate the energy needed to maintain it and, probably, to charge the batteriesMichal Bonikowski
This technology is a true game changer in terms of power consumption in the aviation industry.
Imagine a sky filled with Friction powered airplanes? no more emission, no more aviation fuels.
This might be seen as a futuristic Idea, isn’t it? well i think the future is here already.