Optimized piezoelectric energy harvesters for performance robust operation in periodic vibration environments

Wen Cai, Ryan L. Harne

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Abstract

Energy harvesters with wide frequency range, long lifetime, and high output power are preferred to serve as power supplies for wireless devices. Motivated to guide the design of a robust energy harvesting platform, an analytical model based on the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory for a laminated beam is first presented to predict the nonlinear response of the system when subjected to harmonic base acceleration and tunable magnetic forces. Following experimental validation, a multi-objective optimization based on a genetic algorithm considers how to improve the frequency range of high performance, decrease peak strain level, and maximize output power by manipulating the design of the nonlinear energy harvester. The optimization results indicate that a slightly monostable configuration is superior when taking all three aspects into consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII
EditorsAlper Erturk
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510625891
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII 2019 - Denver, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2019Mar 7 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10967
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII 2019
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period3/4/193/7/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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