Modeling and Simulation of a Nonlinear Energy Harvester under Broadband Vibrations
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- energy harvesting, nonlinear modeling, broadband vibration
Vibration energy harvesting is a concept to convert the mechanical energy contained in vibrations into useable or storable electrical energy. This article focuses on the influence of nonlinearities upon the output of a piezomagnetoelectric vibration energy harvester (VEH) under broadband vibrations. Nonlinear equations of motion that describe the VEH are given along with numerical simulations. Especially, the relationship between the outputs of the VEH and its nonlinearity is derived, which is meaningful for designing the nonlinearity goal-directed. The numerical analysis presents a comparison between the voltage outputs of a linear VEH and a nonlinear one under broadband vibrations. Simulation results show that, compared with the linear VEH, the nonlinear VEH presented in this article has a wider working bandwidth and a lower resonant frequency which indicates the nonlinear VEH has a better performance under broadband vibrations.
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TY - CONF AU - XiaoHan Wang AU - DongXu Li AU - Wang Liu PY - 2015/05 DA - 2015/05 TI - Modeling and Simulation of a Nonlinear Energy Harvester under Broadband Vibrations BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International conference on Applied Science and Engineering Innovation PB - Atlantis Press SP - 232 EP - 238 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/asei-15.2015.48 DO - 10.2991/asei-15.2015.48 ID - Wang2015/05 ER -