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Development of a piezoelectric polymer energy harvesting flag
Author(s): Tsutomu Nishigaki
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, wind energy harvesting systems using piezoelectric materials have been studied by a lot of researchers. However, energy harvesting methods using flexible thin piezoelectric wind energy harvesting method using high-polymer films was investigated experimentally. At first, the feasibility of the systems was shown in laboratory experiment by using various shapes, sizes, and boundary conditions of piezoelectric films subjected to the artificial wind airflow from consumer air blower. Then, a flag-type piezoelectric wind energy harvester was manufactured and the characteristic against natural winds was verified by outdoor experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8688, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2013, 86881K (10 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2012512
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Tsutomu Nishigaki, Kinki Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8688:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2013
Henry Sodano, Editor(s)

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