Parameter optimization of a vibration-based energy harvester with an rl electric circuit

Jamil M. Renno, Mohammed Daqaq, Justin R. Farmer, Daniel J. Inman

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    Abstract

    An alternative circuit to improve the performance of a vibration-based energy harvester is proposed. The harvesting device considered consists of a piezoceramic element operating in the {33} direction. In normal operating conditions, piezoceramics experience small deflection and hence the small signal linear constitutive law of piezoelectricity is adopted for the scope of this work. Typically, vibration-based energy harvesters are designed to operate at the resonance or antiresonance frequencies. This condition might be tolerable in many cases, but is often difficult to realize in real-life applications. In this work, the authors propose adding an inductor to the harvesting circuit. It is shown that the addition of this simple electric element modifies the performance remarkably in a qualitative and quantitative manner. The maximum power values obtained at the resonance and antiresonance frequencies can be achieved at any frequency ratio if optimal electric elements are used. This allows for harvesting a constant optimal power everywhere in the frequency domain. Further investigation reveals the existence of a singularity at low damping ratios (below a bifurcation damping ratio). In that case, the optimization scheme yields a negative value for the optimal inductance between the resonance and antiresonance frequencies. However, this singularity is not experienced at a high damping ratio (beyond a bifurcation damping ratio). Moreover, for high damping ratios, it is shown that the proposed circuit is superior to a circuit that does not deploy an inductor.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007
    Pages787-794
    Number of pages8
    Volume1 PART B
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 17 2008
    Event21st Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, presented at - 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2007 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
    Duration: Sep 4 2007Sep 7 2007

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    Other21st Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, presented at - 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2007
    CountryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas, NV
    Period9/4/079/7/07

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    Harvesters
    Parameter Optimization
    Vibration
    Damping
    Networks (circuits)
    Harvesting
    Energy
    Piezoceramics
    Bifurcation
    Piezoelectricity
    Singularity
    Optimal Constants
    Inductance
    Constitutive Law
    Deflection
    Frequency Domain
    Optimization
    Alternatives

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Modeling and Simulation

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    Renno, J. M., Daqaq, M., Farmer, J. R., & Inman, D. J. (2008). Parameter optimization of a vibration-based energy harvester with an rl electric circuit. In 2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007 (Vol. 1 PART B, pp. 787-794) https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2007-35487

    Parameter optimization of a vibration-based energy harvester with an rl electric circuit. / Renno, Jamil M.; Daqaq, Mohammed; Farmer, Justin R.; Inman, Daniel J.

    2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007. Vol. 1 PART B 2008. p. 787-794.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Renno, JM, Daqaq, M, Farmer, JR & Inman, DJ 2008, Parameter optimization of a vibration-based energy harvester with an rl electric circuit. in 2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007. vol. 1 PART B, pp. 787-794, 21st Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, presented at - 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2007, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 9/4/07. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2007-35487
    Renno JM, Daqaq M, Farmer JR, Inman DJ. Parameter optimization of a vibration-based energy harvester with an rl electric circuit. In 2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007. Vol. 1 PART B. 2008. p. 787-794 https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2007-35487
    Renno, Jamil M. ; Daqaq, Mohammed ; Farmer, Justin R. ; Inman, Daniel J. / Parameter optimization of a vibration-based energy harvester with an rl electric circuit. 2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007. Vol. 1 PART B 2008. pp. 787-794
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