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Aspect ratio effects in wind energy harvesting using piezoelectric inverted flags
Author(s): Oluwafemi Ojo; David Tan; Yu-Cheng Wang; Kourosh Shoele; Alper Erturk
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Paper Abstract

The transformation of wind energy into low-power electricity using piezoelectric materials enables the possibility of powering wireless electronic components especially in high wind areas. This work thoroughly explores the effect of aspect ratio (length/width) on the performance of inverted flag-based piezoelectric energy harvesters. Wind tunnel experiments are conducted for a range of electrical loads to quantify the optimal power output. Conclusions are drawn regarding the overall dynamics of the multiphysics system for the design and optimization of this new class of scalable wind energy harvesters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2019
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10967, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XIII, 109670Q (27 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2519527
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Oluwafemi Ojo, Florida State Univ. (United States)
David Tan, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Yu-Cheng Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Kourosh Shoele, Florida State Univ. (United States)
Alper Erturk, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10967:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XIII
Alper Erturk, Editor(s)

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