Performance Analysis of a Ferrofluid-Based Electromagnetic Energy Harvester

Qi Liu, Mohammed Daqaq, Gang Li

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Abstract

This paper presents a detailed investigation of the influence of several design parameters on the performance of a ferrofluid-based electromagnetic energy harvester which converts ambient vibratory energy into an electromotive force through the sloshing motion of a ferrofluid. To this end, a computational model is developed and validated against the experimental data. Using the validated model, a series of numerical simulations are performed on two configurations of the energy harvester to study the effects of the magnetic and sloshing parameters on the electromotive force. Results of the performance analysis provide useful insights for designing high-performance ferrofluid-based energy harvesters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8302392
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Volume54
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2018

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Magnetic fluids
Electromagnetic waves
Liquid sloshing
Electromotive force
Computer simulation

Keywords

  • Energy harvesting
  • ferrofluid
  • finite-element (FE) method
  • parametric study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Performance Analysis of a Ferrofluid-Based Electromagnetic Energy Harvester. / Liu, Qi; Daqaq, Mohammed; Li, Gang.

In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 54, No. 5, 8302392, 01.05.2018.

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