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Experimental verification of tire energy harvester designed via reliability based design optimization method
Author(s): Amin Toghi Eshghi; Soobum Lee; Mohammad Kazem Sadoughi; Chao Hu; Young-Cheol Kim; Jong-Ho Seo
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a piezoelectric energy harvester for scavenging wasted vibration energy inside a vehicle tire is designed and its performance is experimentally verified. Piezoelectric type energy harvesters can be used to collect vibrational energy and power such systems, but they need to be carefully designed to address power generation and durability performances. In this study, we address a reliability based design optimization (RBDO) approach to design the harvester that considers the uncertainty in dimensional tolerances and material properties, to be compared to the traditional deterministic design optimization (DDO). Both designs are manufactured for the experimental evaluation to demonstrate the merits of RBDO design over DDO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2018
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 10595, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII, 105951V (15 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2296625
Show Author Affiliations
Amin Toghi Eshghi, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Soobum Lee, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Mohammad Kazem Sadoughi, Iowa State Univ. (United States)
Chao Hu, Iowa State Univ. (United States)
Young-Cheol Kim, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (Korea, Republic of)
Jong-Ho Seo, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10595:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII
Alper Erturk, Editor(s)

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