Energy harvesting via nonlinear energy sink for whole-spacecraft

  • YeWei Zhang
  • YanNan Lu
  • LiQun ChenEmail author


This paper presents nonlinear energy sink with giant magnetostrictive-piezoelectric material for energy harvesting of the whole-spacecraft vibration reduction system. The whole-spacecraft vibration attenuation system can effectively reduce vibration and achieve self-tuning enhanced energy harvesting range. The open-circuit voltage generated at low frequency is affected by the magnetic field force, alternating magnetic field and relative displacement. In order to acquire a steady periodic solution of the energy harvesting system, a combination of the harmonic balance method and pseudo arc length continuation technique is used. The numerical outcomes are consistent with the analytical outcomes in a certain range, which also proves the accuracy and reliability of the results. The amplitude and voltage of the energy harvesting system are analyzed by parameters such as cubic stiffness, viscous damping, and external excitation acceleration. In addition, this paper provides a new idea for broadband energy harvesting.


nonlinear energy sink giant magnetostrictive-piezoelectric material pseudo arc length continuation technique energy harvesting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Aerospace EngineeringsShenyang Aerospace UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.School of ScienceHarbin Institute of TechnologyShenzhenChina

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