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Harvesting energy from a water flow through ionic polymer metal composites' buckling
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Paper Abstract

This study seeks to investigate the feasibility of energy harvesting from mechanical buckling of ionic polymer metal composites (IPMCs) induced by a steady fluid flow. In particular, we propose a harvesting device composed of a paddle wheel, a slider-crank mechanism, and two IPMCs clamped at both their ends. We test the system in a water tunnel to estimate the effects of the flow speed and the shunting resistance on power harvesting. The classical post-buckling theory of inextensible rods is utilized, in conjunction with a black-box model for IPMC sensing, to interpret experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9056, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, 90560Y (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044621
Show Author Affiliations
Filippo Cellini, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering (United States)
Youngsu Cha, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering (United States)
Maurizio Porfiri, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9056:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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