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Two degrees of freedom piezoelectric vibration energy harvester
Author(s): Wei Wang; Shengsheng Liu; Junyi Cao; Shengxi Zhou; Jing Lin
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Paper Abstract

Recently, vibration energy harvesting from surrounding environments to power wearable devices and wireless sensors in structure health monitoring has received considerable interest. Piezoelectric conversion mechanism has been employed to develop many successful energy harvesting devices due to its simple structure, long life span, high harvesting efficiency and so on. However, there are many difficulties of microscale cantilever configurations in energy harvesting from low frequency ambient. In order to improve the adaptability of energy harvesting from ambient vibrations, a two degrees of freedom (2-DOF) magnetic-coupled piezoelectric energy harvester is proposed in this paper. The electromechanical governing models of the cantilever and clamped hybrid energy harvester are derived to describe the dynamic characteristics for 2-DOF magnetic-coupled piezoelectric vibration energy harvester. Numerical simulations based on Matlab and ANSYS software show that the proposed magnetically coupled energy harvester can enhance the effective operating frequency bandwidth and increase the energy density. The experimental voltage responses of 2-DOF harvester under different structure parameters are acquired to demonstrate the effectiveness of the lumped parameter model for low frequency excitations. Moreover, the proposed energy harvester can enhance the energy harvesting performance over a wider bandwidth of low frequencies and has a great potential for broadband vibration energy harvesting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9799, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2016, 97990Q (15 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2219661
Show Author Affiliations
Wei Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Shengsheng Liu, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Junyi Cao, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Shaanxi Key Lab. of Mechanical Product Quality Assurance and Diagnostics (China)
Shengxi Zhou, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Jing Lin, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Shaanxi Key Lab. of Mechanical Product Quality Assurance and Diagnostics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9799:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2016
Gyuhae Park, Editor(s)

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