Compact autonomous power sources are one of the prerequisites for the development of wireless sensor networks. In this work vibration energy harvesting via piezoelectric resonant bimorph beams is studied. The available analytical approaches for the modeling of the coupled electromechanical behavior are critically evaluated and compared with a finite element (FEM) numerical model. The latter is applied to analyze thoroughly the stress and strain states, as well as to evaluate the resulting voltage and charge distributions in the piezoelectric layers. The aim of increasing the specific power generated per unit of scavenger volume is pursued by optimizing the shape of the scavengers. Two optimized trapezoidal configurations are hence identified and analyzed. An experimental set-up for the validation of the proposed numerical model and of the obtained optimized structures is developed. Results of a preliminary experimental assessment, confirming the improved performances of optimized scavengers, are finally given.
Vibration energy scavenging via piezoelectric bimorphs of optimized shapes / D.BENASCIUTTI; L.MORO; S.ZELENIKA; BRUSA E.. - In: MICROSYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES. - ISSN 0946-7076. - STAMPA. - 16(2010), pp. 657-668. [10.1007/s00542-009-1000-5]
|Titolo:||Vibration energy scavenging via piezoelectric bimorphs of optimized shapes|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00542-009-1000-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|