Energy harvesting from fluids using ionic polymer metal composites

Maurizio Porfiri, Sean D. Peterson

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In this chapter, we discuss energy harvesting from steady, oscillatory, and unsteady water flows using ionic polymer metal composites (IPMCs). After a brief description of this new class of active materials and their ability to transduce strain energy into electrical form, we present three case studies spanning this range of flow environments. First, we examine energy harvesting from a heavy flapping flag hosting IPMCs in a steady flow water channel; second, we consider base excitation of a cantilevered IPMC to simulate the effect of an oscillatory flow; and finally, we investigate the impact of a vortex ring with an IPMC. Analytical insight on the mechanics of the coupled fluid-structure problem is used to interpret experimental results and provide design guidelines for energy harvesters based on active compliant materials in fluids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Energy Harvesting Methods
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages221-239
Number of pages19
Volume9781461457053
ISBN (Print)9781461457053, 1461457041, 9781461457046
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

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Energy harvesting
Fluids
Composite materials
Polymers
Metals
Harvesters
Steady flow
Strain energy
Water
Mechanics
Vortex flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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Porfiri, M., & Peterson, S. D. (2013). Energy harvesting from fluids using ionic polymer metal composites. In Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods (Vol. 9781461457053, pp. 221-239). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5705-3_9

Energy harvesting from fluids using ionic polymer metal composites. / Porfiri, Maurizio; Peterson, Sean D.

Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods. Vol. 9781461457053 Springer New York, 2013. p. 221-239.

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Porfiri, M & Peterson, SD 2013, Energy harvesting from fluids using ionic polymer metal composites. in Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods. vol. 9781461457053, Springer New York, pp. 221-239. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5705-3_9
Porfiri M, Peterson SD. Energy harvesting from fluids using ionic polymer metal composites. In Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods. Vol. 9781461457053. Springer New York. 2013. p. 221-239 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5705-3_9
Porfiri, Maurizio ; Peterson, Sean D. / Energy harvesting from fluids using ionic polymer metal composites. Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods. Vol. 9781461457053 Springer New York, 2013. pp. 221-239
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