Effect of electromechanical coupling on locally resonant metastructures for simultaneous energy harvesting and vibration attenuation applications

Mohammad A. Bukhari, Feng Qian, Lei Zuo, Oumar R. Barry

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The study of simultaneous energy harvesting and vibration attenuation has recently been the focus in many acoustic metamaterials investigations. The studies have reported the possibility of harvesting electric power using electromechanical coupling; however, the effect of the electromechanical resonator on the obtained bandgap’s boundaries has not been explored yet. In this paper, we investigate metamaterial coupled to electromechanical resonators to demonstrate the effect of electromechanical coupling on the wave propagation analytically and experimentally. The electromechanical resonator is shunted to an external load resistor to harvest energy. We derive the analytical dispersion curve of the system and show the band structure for different load resistors and electromechanical coupling coefficients. To verify the analytical dispersion relations, we also simulate the system numerically. Furthermore, experiment is carried out to validate the analytical observations. The obtained observations can guide designers in selecting electromechanical resonator parameters for effective energy harvesting from metamaterials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Transportation/Vehicles; Manufacturing; Mechatronics; Engine/After-Treatment Systems; Soft Actuators/Manipulators; Modeling/Validation; Motion/Vibration Control Applications; Multi-Agent/Networked Systems; Path Planning/Motion Control; Renewable/Smart Energy Systems; Security/Privacy of Cyber-Physical Systems; Sensors/Actuators; Tracking Control Systems; Unmanned Ground/Aerial Vehicles; Vehicle Dynamics, Estimation, Control; Vibration/Control Systems; Vibrations
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791884287
StatePublished - 2020
EventASME 2020 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Oct 5 2020Oct 7 2020

Publication series

NameASME 2020 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2020


ConferenceASME 2020 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2020
CityVirtual, Online

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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