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Energy Harvesting Technologies for Structural Health Monitoring of Airplane Components—A Review

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University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering, Vukovarska 58, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
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University of Rijeka, Centre for Micro- and Nanosciences and Technologies, Radmile Matejčić 2, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2896/2, 61669 Brno, Czech Republic
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Department of Electronics Design, Mid Sweden University, Holmgatan 10, 85170 Sundsvall, Sweden
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Thobecore Consulting & Research, 27711 Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Germany
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Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, 1 Panepistimiou Ave, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Centre of Polymer Systems, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, 76001 Zlín, Czech Republic
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne bb, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Dynamical Systems and Risk Laboratory, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Engineering Building Belfield, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Centre of Physics of University of Minho and Porto (CF-UM-UP), Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communications, Brno University of Technology, Technická 3058/10, 61600 Brno, Czech Republic
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland, Saemundargotu 2, 102 Reykjavik, Iceland
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Sensors 2020, 20(22), 6685; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20226685
Received: 18 October 2020 / Revised: 12 November 2020 / Accepted: 19 November 2020 / Published: 22 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Damage Detection Systems for Aerospace Applications)
With the aim of increasing the efficiency of maintenance and fuel usage in airplanes, structural health monitoring (SHM) of critical composite structures is increasingly expected and required. The optimized usage of this concept is subject of intensive work in the framework of the EU COST Action CA18203 “Optimising Design for Inspection” (ODIN). In this context, a thorough review of a broad range of energy harvesting (EH) technologies to be potentially used as power sources for the acoustic emission and guided wave propagation sensors of the considered SHM systems, as well as for the respective data elaboration and wireless communication modules, is provided in this work. EH devices based on the usage of kinetic energy, thermal gradients, solar radiation, airflow, and other viable energy sources, proposed so far in the literature, are thus described with a critical review of the respective specific power levels, of their potential placement on airplanes, as well as the consequently necessary power management architectures. The guidelines provided for the selection of the most appropriate EH and power management technologies create the preconditions to develop a new class of autonomous sensor nodes for the in-process, non-destructive SHM of airplane components. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy harvesting; airplane; non-destructive evaluation; kinetic; thermoelectric; solar; smart skin; power management energy harvesting; airplane; non-destructive evaluation; kinetic; thermoelectric; solar; smart skin; power management
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Zelenika, S.; Hadas, Z.; Bader, S.; Becker, T.; Gljušćić, P.; Hlinka, J.; Janak, L.; Kamenar, E.; Ksica, F.; Kyratsi, T.; Louca, L.; Mrlik, M.; Osmanović, A.; Pakrashi, V.; Rubes, O.; Ševeček, O.; Silva, J.P.B.; Tofel, P.; Trkulja, B.; Unnthorsson, R.; Velagić, J.; Vrcan, Ž. Energy Harvesting Technologies for Structural Health Monitoring of Airplane Components—A Review. Sensors 2020, 20, 6685. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20226685

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Zelenika S, Hadas Z, Bader S, Becker T, Gljušćić P, Hlinka J, Janak L, Kamenar E, Ksica F, Kyratsi T, Louca L, Mrlik M, Osmanović A, Pakrashi V, Rubes O, Ševeček O, Silva JPB, Tofel P, Trkulja B, Unnthorsson R, Velagić J, Vrcan Ž. Energy Harvesting Technologies for Structural Health Monitoring of Airplane Components—A Review. Sensors. 2020; 20(22):6685. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20226685

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Zelenika, Saša, Zdenek Hadas, Sebastian Bader, Thomas Becker, Petar Gljušćić, Jiri Hlinka, Ludek Janak, Ervin Kamenar, Filip Ksica, Theodora Kyratsi, Loucas Louca, Miroslav Mrlik, Adnan Osmanović, Vikram Pakrashi, Ondrej Rubes, Oldřich Ševeček, José P.B. Silva, Pavel Tofel, Bojan Trkulja, Runar Unnthorsson, Jasmin Velagić, and Željko Vrcan. 2020. "Energy Harvesting Technologies for Structural Health Monitoring of Airplane Components—A Review" Sensors 20, no. 22: 6685. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20226685

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