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Parametric resonance for vibration energy harvesting with design techniques to passively reduce the initiation threshold amplitude

Jia, Y and Yan, J and Soga, K and Seshia, AA (2014) Parametric resonance for vibration energy harvesting with design techniques to passively reduce the initiation threshold amplitude. Smart Materials and Structures, 23. ISSN 0964-1726

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Abstract

A vibration energy harvester designed to access parametric resonance can potentially outperform the conventional direct resonant approach in terms of power output achievable given the same drive acceleration. Although linear damping does not limit the resonant growth of parametric resonance, a damping dependent initiation threshold amplitude exists and limits its onset. Design approaches have been explored in this paper to passively overcome this limitation in order to practically realize and exploit the potential advantages. Two distinct design routes have been explored, namely an intrinsically lower threshold through a pendulum-lever configuration and amplification of base excitation fed into the parametric resonator through a cantilever-initial-spring configuration. Experimental results of the parametric resonant harvesters with these additional enabling designs demonstrated an initiation threshold up to an order of magnitude lower than otherwise, while attaining a much higher power peak than direct resonance. © 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:09
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 01:44
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