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Energy harvesting of gas pipeline vibration
Author(s): M. Arafa; W. Akl; M. Majeed; K. Al-Hussain; A. Baz
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Paper Abstract

Pipelines conveying gas under pressure exhibit turbulence-induced vibrations. The current work is concerned with extracting useful power from pipelines operating well within their stability region. At such regions, the pipe vibrations exist in small magnitudes and are unlikely to cause structural failure, yet can be exploited to provide useful energy for low-power electronic devices. Accordingly, emphasis in the present work is placed on the development of an energy harvesting technique employing the omnipresent and inevitable flow-induced vibrations in gas pipelines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7643, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2010, 76430L (9 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847587
Show Author Affiliations
M. Arafa, The American Univ. in Cairo (Egypt)
W. Akl, Nile Univ. (Egypt)
M. Majeed, Kuwait Univ. (Kuwait)
K. Al-Hussain, Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia)
A. Baz, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7643:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2010
Mehrdad N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, Editor(s)

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