Vibration-based energy harvesting using cantilevered piezoelectric beam has been extensively studied over the last decade. In this study, as an alternative to resonant piezoelectric cantilevers, we studied multiple patch-based piezoelectric energy harvesting from multiple vibration modes of thin plates. Analytical electroelastic model of the multiple patch-based piezoelectric harvesters attached on a thin plate is provided based on distributed-parameter modeling approach for series and parallel configurations of the patches. An experimental setup is built with series-configuration of double patch-based harvesters attached on the surfaces of all-four-edges clamped (CCCC) rectangular aluminum plate. Analytical simulations and experimental validations of power generation of the harvesters are performed in a case study. The experimental and analytical frequency response functions (FRF) relating voltage output and vibration response to force input are obtained. The analytical model is validated by comparing analytical and experimental FRFs for a wide range of resistive electrical boundary conditions. The harvested power output across the various resistive loads is explored with a focus on the first four modes of the aluminum plate. Experimental and analytical results are shown to be in agreement for multiple patch-based piezoelectric energy harvesting from multiple vibration modes of thin plates.
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Multiple Patch-Based Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting From Multiple Vibration Modes of Thin Plates
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Aridogan, U, Basdogan, I, & Erturk, A. "Multiple Patch-Based Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting From Multiple Vibration Modes of Thin Plates." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. Volume 2: Mechanics and Behavior of Active Materials; Structural Health Monitoring; Bioinspired Smart Materials and Systems; Energy Harvesting. Snowbird, Utah, USA. September 16–18, 2013. V002T07A016. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SMASIS2013-3145
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