A Novel Ropes-Driven Wideband Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester
AbstractThis paper presents a novel piezoelectric vibration energy harvester (PVEH) in which a high-frequency generating beam (HFGB) is driven by an array of low-frequency driving beams (LFDBs) using ropes. Two mechanisms based on frequency upconversion and multimodal harvesting work together to broaden the frequency bandwidth of the proposed vibration energy harvester (VEH). The experimental results show that the output power of generating beam (GB) remains unchanged with the increasing number of driving beams (DBs), compared with the traditional arrays of beams vibration energy harvester (AB-VEH), and the output power and bandwidth behavior can be adjusted by parameters such as acceleration, rope margin, and stiffness of LFDBs, which shows the potential to achieve unlimited wideband vibration energy-harvesting for a variable environment. View Full-Text
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Zhang, J.; Kong, L.; Zhang, L.; Li, F.; Zhou, W.; Ma, S.; Qin, L. A Novel Ropes-Driven Wideband Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 402.
Zhang J, Kong L, Zhang L, Li F, Zhou W, Ma S, Qin L. A Novel Ropes-Driven Wideband Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester. Applied Sciences. 2016; 6(12):402.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Jinhui; Kong, Lingfeng; Zhang, Luan; Li, Fang; Zhou, Wei; Ma, Shenglin; Qin, Lifeng. 2016. "A Novel Ropes-Driven Wideband Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester." Appl. Sci. 6, no. 12: 402.
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