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Lead-Free Piezoelectric Energy Harvester Design for Lower Order Random Vibrations

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)

Abstract

The paper describes the design and experimental evaluation of piezoelectric energy harvester that can generate power from random vibrations of low frequency. The design consists of two aluminium cantilevers on which PVDF-based piezoelectric patches were bonded on both the sides and were serially connected. Two full wave schottky diode bridge rectifiers were used to rectify the output of each cantilever. The output of rectifiers was added using serial connections. The prototype generated a net DC output of 1.04 V and 16.85 μW power under lower order vibrations.

Keywords

Piezoelectricity PVDF Cantilever Energy harvesting Serial connection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Institute of Engineering and TechnologyPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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