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Energy harvesting using optimized piezoelectric microcantilevers
Author(s): Matthew J. Parsons; Ahmed Elalfy; Arnold Lumsdaine
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Paper Abstract

This work investigates the optimal topology for harvesting energy using a micro cantilever. The objective is to maximize the amount of power output of a micro cantilever composed of an elastic and piezoelectric layer. Both layers are discretized using finite elements. The optimal topologies show large gains in power output over the initial configurations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6525, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2007, 652503 (27 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715888
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Matthew J. Parsons, The Univ. of Tennessee (United States)
Ahmed Elalfy, The Univ. of Tennessee (United States)
Arnold Lumsdaine, The Univ. of Tennessee (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6525:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2007
Yuji Matsuzaki; Mehdi Ahmadian; Donald J. Leo, Editor(s)

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