Energy Harvesting of Traditional Cantilever-Based MEMS Piezoelectric Energy Harvester

  • Arjunan Nallathambi
  • T. ShanmugananthamEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 656)


Wireless sensor networks are important developments in remote sensing applications. Supplying power to these systems is invincible one, and replacing batteries all the time is inefficient and not an appropriate solution. Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical energy into electrical energy from the external vibration of the environment through its direct piezoelectric effect. In this paper, rectangular with and without hole based unimorph piezoelectric cantilever geometries are proposed using finite element method simulation and analysis developed. The outcomes display that the rectangle with hole piezoelectric structure is having a lower resonant frequency and harvests more energy compared to other structures.


Piezoelectric energy scavenger Unimorph cantilever Piezoelectric effect MEMS tip mass Finite element method 



The authors would like to acknowledge National Program on Micro and Smart Systems (NPMaSS), Government of India, for providing the MEMS software facilities at Department of Electronics Engineering, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marri Laxman Redddy Institute of Technology and ManagementHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Departments of Electronics EngineeringPondicherry UniversityPuducherryIndia

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