In order to develop self-powered wireless sensor nodes, many energy harvesting devices, able to convert freely available ambient energy into electrical energy, have been proposed in the literature. A promising technique, in terms of simplicity and high conversion efficiency, is the harvesting of ambient kinetic energy through piezoelectric materials.The aim of this work is to design and investigate the modal response and the power output of a fractal-inspired, multi-frequency, piezoelectric energy converter, previously presented by the author. Two are the steps of the work. First, a computational modal analysis of the converter is performed. Second, a physical prototype of the converter is built and its eigenfrequencies and power generation under different resistive loads are experimentally examined in the range between 0 and 120 Hz. The converter exhibits three eigenfrequencies and a good power output, in particular at the first eigenfrequency.

A fractal-inspired multi-frequency piezoelectric energy converter: computational and experimental characterization / Castagnetti, Davide. - STAMPA. - 2:(2012), pp. 761-767. (Intervento presentato al convegno ASME 2012 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2012 tenutosi a Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA nel 19-21 settembre 2012) [10.1115/SMASIS2012-7962].

A fractal-inspired multi-frequency piezoelectric energy converter: computational and experimental characterization

CASTAGNETTI, Davide
2012-01-01

Abstract

In order to develop self-powered wireless sensor nodes, many energy harvesting devices, able to convert freely available ambient energy into electrical energy, have been proposed in the literature. A promising technique, in terms of simplicity and high conversion efficiency, is the harvesting of ambient kinetic energy through piezoelectric materials.The aim of this work is to design and investigate the modal response and the power output of a fractal-inspired, multi-frequency, piezoelectric energy converter, previously presented by the author. Two are the steps of the work. First, a computational modal analysis of the converter is performed. Second, a physical prototype of the converter is built and its eigenfrequencies and power generation under different resistive loads are experimentally examined in the range between 0 and 120 Hz. The converter exhibits three eigenfrequencies and a good power output, in particular at the first eigenfrequency.
2012
ASME 2012 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2012
Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA
19-21 settembre 2012
2
761
767
Castagnetti, Davide
A fractal-inspired multi-frequency piezoelectric energy converter: computational and experimental characterization / Castagnetti, Davide. - STAMPA. - 2:(2012), pp. 761-767. (Intervento presentato al convegno ASME 2012 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2012 tenutosi a Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA nel 19-21 settembre 2012) [10.1115/SMASIS2012-7962].
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