Magnetopiezoelastic Energy Harvesting Driven by Random Excitations

G Litak (Lublin University of Technology, Poland), MI Friswell & S Adhikari (Swansea University)

Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 96, No. 21, May 2010, paper 214103

Abstract

This letter considers a nonlinear piezomagnetoelastic energy harvester driven by stationary Gaussian white noise. The increase the energy generated by this device has been demonstrated for harmonic excitation with slowly varying frequency in simulation, and validated by experiment. This paper considers the simulated response of this validated model to random base excitation and shows that the system exhibits a stochastic resonance. If the variance of the excitation were known then the device may be optimized to maximize the power harvested, even under random excitation.

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Link to paper using doi: 10.1063/1.3436553

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