Vibration energy harvesting using multi-stable two degree-offreedom nonlinear dynamics

Z. Wu, R. L. Harne, K. W. Wang

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Abstract

In this research, we studied the integrated dynamics of a coupled linear oscillator-bistable energy harvester system. The method of harmonic balance together with perturbation analysis are used to predict the existence and stability of the bistable device interwell vibration. The influences of important parameters on tailoring the coupled system response are investigated to determine principles for improved energy harvesting performance. We demonstrate analytically that for excitation frequencies in a bandwidth less than the natural frequency of the linear oscillator, the additional linear system may substantially intensify the bistable harvester power generation as compared to a single bistable device. Moreover, the linear-bistable coupled system may introduce a stable outof-phase dynamic between the linear and bistable elements around the resonance of the linear oscillator, enhancing the performance of the harvester by providing for a second interwell response. Key analytical findings are confirmed through experiments, validating the predicted trends and demonstrating the advantages of the coupled system for energy harvesting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication22nd Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention Conference; 25th Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780791855997
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2013Aug 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume8

Other

OtherASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/4/138/7/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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