Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Mohamed Abdel-Raheem

Second Advisor

Abdoul A. Oubeidillah

Third Advisor

Mohsen Amjadian


Energy is essential in our modern era. Because of the increasing electricity consumption, sustainable and Renewable energy became a necessary global approach to fill the gap of the ongoing energy shortage in addition to the climate change crisis due to using conventional ways for energy production. Renewable energy is a global approach that has achieved great accomplishments during the last decades and is gradually increasing. Energy harvesting is considered one of the main resources for renewable energy. Energy harvesting from the roadways is an ingenious horizon for sustainable, clean, and renewable energy generation. Harvesting energy from the roadways by using Piezoelectric harvesters is one of the most promising new technologies in that area. Therefore, this study introduces the economic feasibility of using this technology by using the life cycle cost analysis technique LCCA with a comprehensive economic assessment including initial, installment, maintenance and repair, and operating costs during the service life of the system. This study conducts a life cycle cost analysis to justify this system in a hypothetical scenario. The guidelines of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are adapted to conduct the LCCA. Life cycle cost analysis LCCA became an urgent need in order to have a clear understanding of the system's viability.


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