Analysis of Cantilever Triple-Layer Piezoelectric Harvester (CTLPH): Non-Resonance Applications

Ghodsi, Mojtaba and Mohammadzaheri, Morteza and Soltani, Payam (2023) Analysis of Cantilever Triple-Layer Piezoelectric Harvester (CTLPH): Non-Resonance Applications. Energies, 16 (7). p. 3129. ISSN 1996-1073

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In this research, a design guideline for a kinetic energy converter using a cantilever tri-ple-layer piezoelectric harvester (CTLPH) for low-frequency applications is presented. By combin-ing the constitutive and internal energy equations, the analytical equations for harvested voltage and power were developed. It was also found that frequency of motion, applied tip force, piezoe-lectric coefficients, geometrical dimensions, and mechanical properties of layers play significant roles in the performance of the harvester. Having characterised the voltage regulator module, LTC3588, the dependency of output voltage on both the storage and output capacitors of the LTC3588 was investigated. An experimental measurement using the optical method was carried out to determine the applied tip force. Furthermore, the performance of the CTLPH in low frequencies (< 3.3 Hz) for various resistive loads was investigated. It was found that both excitation frequency and external resistance load are effective on the maximum generated power. The developed CTLPH shows the optimum power of 17.31

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28 March 2023Accepted
29 March 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: piezoelectric, low-frequency, tip-force, cantilever beam, triple-layer beam, non-resonance harvester, reciprocated motion, tip-mass, LTC3588
Subjects: CAH10 - engineering and technology > CAH10-01 - engineering > CAH10-01-02 - mechanical engineering
CAH10 - engineering and technology > CAH10-01 - engineering > CAH10-01-08 - electrical and electronic engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Dept. of Engineering
Depositing User: Morteza Mohammadzaheri
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2023 13:20
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 13:20

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