This article evaluates the amount of energy that can be extracted from a gust using an aeroelastic energy harvester composed of a flexible wing with attached piezoelectric elements. The harvester operates in a subcritical flow region. It is modeled as a linear Euler–Bernoulli beam sandwiched between two piezoceramics. The extended Hamilton’s principle is used to derive the harvester’s equations of motion and an eigenfunction expansion is used to form a three-degree-offreedom reduced-order model. The degrees of freedom retained in the model are two flexural degrees for the in-plane and out-of-plane displacements, and a torsional degree for the rotational displacement. Wagner and Ku¨ssner functions are used to represent the unsteady aerodynamic and gust loading, respectively. The amount of energy extracted from the system is then compared for two different deterministic gust profiles, 1-COSINE and two sharp-edged gusts forming a square gust, for various magnitudes and durations. The results show that the harvester is able to extract more energy from the square gust profile, although for both profiles the harvester extracts more power after the gust has subsided.
|Titolo:||Energy harvesting from aeroelastic vibrations induced by discrete gust loads|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1177/1045389X16642533|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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