Special Issue "Modeling and Analysis of Energy Harvesters 2021"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical Power and Energy System".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi
Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 108 Jett Hall, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA
Interests: piezoelectric energy harvesting; nonlinear dynamics; vibration and control; fluid–structure interactions; MEMS and NEMS
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Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Litak
Guest Editor
Department of Automation, Lublin University of Technology, Lublin, Poland
Interests: energy harvesting; fractional derivative; structural health monitoring; shape memory alloys
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vibrational energy harvesting was invented to provide a power supply to small monitoring devices from ambient vibrations. The development of this field was stimulated by increasing the demands for the powering of portable electronics, and extending the battery life. Proposed solutions consisted of a mechanical resonator and coupled transduces changing the mechanical energy into electrical power. In the last decade, energy harvesting has undergone spectacular changes through the application of nonlinear methods, in order to broaden the frequency input. Finally, new devices are not limited to the linear resonance frequency; they offer not only frequency range broadening via inclinations of the resonance curves, but also varieties of new nonlinear resonances for large enough inputs. This Issue will provide the modelling and analysis of nonlinear energy harvesting solutions, and feature their benefits by considering systems from a nano-scale to macro-scale.

Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi
Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Litak
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • energy harvesting
  • nonlinear dynamics
  • smart material
  • multiple responses
  • broadband effect
  • size dependency

Published Papers

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