Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods

  • Niell Elvin
  • Alper Erturk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Niell Elvin, Alper Erturk
      Pages 3-14
  3. Broadband Energy Harvesting and Nonlinear Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Lihua Tang, Yaowen Yang, Chee Kiong Soh
      Pages 17-61
    3. Einar Halvorsen, Son Duy Nguyen
      Pages 63-90
  4. Non-harmonic and Spectral Excitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Michele Pozzi, Meiling Zhu
      Pages 119-140
    3. Denis Benasciutti, Luciano Moro
      Pages 141-162
    4. Sondipon Adhikari, Michael I. Friswell
      Pages 191-218
  5. Fluidic Energy Harvesting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Maurizio Porfiri, Sean D. Peterson
      Pages 221-239
    3. Hüseyin Doğuş Akaydın, Niell Elvin, Yiannis Andreopoulos
      Pages 241-267
    4. Carlos De Marqui Jr., Alper Erturk
      Pages 269-294
    5. Liang-Yu Wu, Lien-Wen Chen, I-Ling Chang, Chun-Chih Wang
      Pages 295-319
  6. Advances in Electronics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. S. G. Burrow, P. D. Mitcheson, B. H. Stark
      Pages 323-343
    3. Gabriel Alfonso Rincón-Mora
      Pages 369-396
  7. Materials Development and MEMS Fabrication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Roy D. Kornbluh, Ron Pelrine, Harsha Prahlad, Annjoe Wong-Foy, Brian McCoy, Susan Kim et al.
      Pages 399-415
    3. Miso Kim, Seung-Hyun Kim, Seungbum Hong
      Pages 417-435

About this book


Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods presents a state-of-the-art understanding of diverse aspects of energy harvesting with a focus on: broadband energy conversion, new concepts in electronic circuits, and novel materials. This book covers recent advances in energy harvesting using different transduction mechanisms; these include methods of performance enhancement using nonlinear effects, non-harmonic forms of excitation and non-resonant energy harvesting, fluidic energy harvesting, and advances in both low-power electronics as well as  material science. The contributors include a brief literature review of prior research with each chapter for further reference.

This book covers:

Multiphysics problems such as fluidic energy harvesting

Nonlinear effects for performance enhancement, for example, broadband energy harvesting

Examples of realistic problems of energy harvesting, such as from random ambient vibration

Recent advances in low-power circuitry, such as efforts in ultra-low power analog circuit design as well as recent advances in novel energy harvesting materials and fabrication techniques

Advances in Energy Harvesting Methods is an ideal book for students, faculty, and practicing engineers in mechanical, electrical, civil, and aerospace engineering as well as material science.




CMOS electroactive polymers electromagnetic electrostatics energy harvesting energy scavenging magnetostriction non-harmonic/spectral excitation ow-power electronics piezoelectricity wireless systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Niell Elvin
    • 1
  • Alper Erturk
    • 2
  1. 1.Steinman Hall T-228The City College of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2., G. W. Woodruff School ofGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5704-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5705-3
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