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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 581; doi:10.3390/proceedings1040581

A Nonlinear Energy Harvesting with Asymmetry Compensation

DIEEI—University of Catania, v.le A. Doria, 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, Code 71000, San Diego, CA 92152-5000, USA
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 8 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of Eurosensors 2017)
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A Nonlinear Energy Harvester designed to scavenge energy from wide-band mechanical vibrations is presented. The harvester exploits the advantages of a flexible beam in a Snap-Through-Buckling configuration and a novel magnetic repulsion mechanism to compensate for the asymmetric behavior of the device, in the vertical direction, due to the effect of the proof mass load. The device is demonstrated to be capable of scavenging energy in the range 0.5–10 Hz, which is compatible with many vibration sources, and to generate power up to 120 µW in case of an impulsive input at 5 Hz.
Keywords: nonlinear energy harvesting; Snap-Through Buckling; piezoelectric conversion; characterization; magnetic repulsive force nonlinear energy harvesting; Snap-Through Buckling; piezoelectric conversion; characterization; magnetic repulsive force
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Andò, B.; Baglio, S.; Marletta, V.; Pistorio, A.; Bulsara, A.R. A Nonlinear Energy Harvesting with Asymmetry Compensation. Proceedings 2017, 1, 581.

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