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2022 ◽  
Vol 51 ◽  
pp. 101891
Xiaoyi Dai ◽  
Hao Wang ◽  
Hao Wu ◽  
YaJia Pan ◽  
Dabing Luo ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 307 ◽  
pp. 118212
Chengbin Yu ◽  
Juhyuk Park ◽  
Jae Ryoun Youn ◽  
Young Seok Song

Sensors ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 22 (1) ◽  
pp. 381
Grzegorz Litak ◽  
Jerzy Margielewicz ◽  
Damian Gąska ◽  
Andrzej Rysak ◽  
Carlo Trigona

The piezoelectric energy-harvesting system with double-well characteristics and hysteresis in the restoring force is studied. The proposed system consists of a bistable oscillator based on a cantilever beam structure. The elastic force potential is modified by magnets. The hysteresis is an additional effect of the composite beam considered in this system, and it effects the modal solution with specific mass distribution. Consequently, the modal response is a compromise between two overlapping, competing shapes. The simulation results show evolution in the single potential well solution, and bifurcations into double-well solutions with the hysteretic effect. The maximal Lyapunov exponent indicated the appearance of chaotic solutions. Inclusion of the shape branch overlap parameter reduces the distance between the external potential barriers and leads to a large-amplitude solution and simultaneously higher voltage output with smaller excitation force. The overlap parameter works in the other direction: the larger the overlap value, the smaller the voltage output. Presumably, the successful jump though the potential barrier is accompanied by an additional switch between the corresponding shapes.

2022 ◽  
Vol 10 (1) ◽  
pp. 45
Kun Liu ◽  
Haizhi Liang ◽  
Jingpin Ou ◽  
Jiawei Ye ◽  
Dongjiao Wang

Heave plates are widely used for improving the sea keeping performance of ocean structures. In this paper, a novel tuned heave plate energy harvesting system (THPEH) is presented for the motion suppression and energy harvesting of a semi-submersible platform. The heave plates are connected to the platform though a power take-off system (PTO) and spring supports. The performance of the THPEH was investigated through forced oscillation tests of a 1:20 scale model. Firstly, the hydrodynamic parameters of the heave plate were experimentally studied under different excitation motion conditions, and a force model of the power take-off system was also established through a calibration test. Then, the motion performance, control performance, and energy harvesting performance of the THPEH subsystem were systematically studied. The effects of the tuned period and PTO damping on the performance of the THPEH were analyzed. Finally, a comparison between the conventional fixed heave plate system and THPEH was carried out. The results show that a properly designed THPEH could consume up to 2.5 times the energy from the platform motion compared to the fixed heave plate system, and up to 80% of the consumed energy could be captured by the PTO system. This indicates that the THPEH could significantly reduce the motion of the platform and simultaneously provide considerable renewable energy to the platform.

Noor Pratama Apriyanto ◽  
Eka Firmansyah ◽  
Lesnanto Multa Putranto

Limited battery power is a major challenge for wireless sensor network (WSN) in internet of things (IoT) applications, especially in hard-to-reach places that require periodic battery replacement. The energy harvesting application is intended as an alternative to maintain network lifetime by utilizing environmental energy. The proposed method utilized piezoelectricity to convert vibration or pressure energy into electrical energy through a modular piezoelectric energy harvesting design used to supply energy to sensor nodes in WSN. The module design consisted of several piezoelectric elements, of which each had a different character in generating energy. A bridge diode was connected to each element to reduce the feedback effect of other elements when pressure was exerted. The energy produced by the piezoelectric is an impulse so that the capacitor was used to quickly store the energy. The proposed module produced 7.436 μJ for each step and 297.4 μJ of total energy with pressure of a 45 kg load 40 times with specific experiments installed under each step. The energy could supply WSN nodes in IoT application with a simple energy harvesting system. This paper presents a procedure for measuring the energy harvested from a commonly available piezoelectric buzzer. The specific configurations of the piezoelectric and the experiment setups will be explained. Therefore, the output energy characteristics will be understood. In the end, the potentially harvested energy can be estimated. Therefore, the configuration of IoT WSN could be planned.

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