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Volume 211, 2018The 14th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery (VETOMAC XIV)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||EH: Energy Harvesting from Ambient Mechanical Oscillations|
|Published online||10 October 2018|
Analysis of pendulums coupled by torsional springs for energy harvesting
BLDEA,s V P Dr. P G Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology,
2 Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Harvesting energy from ambient sources has been a recent topic of interest. A typical linear harvester is effective only near resonance, limiting its frequency bandwidth. In order to increase the efficiency and bandwidth of harvesters, various strategies have been proposed. Using multiple harvesters in a single device can harvest enough power over wider frequency band. In the present work, the effect of torsional coupling of the harvesters for low frequency vibration energy harvesting is investigated. Two pendulums with electromagnetic induction as the energy conversion mechanism is proposed. The performance of the device is studied theoretically and numerically. Cubic polynomials are used to model the pendulum nonlinearity. Fundamental harmonic oscillation are assumed to obtain the analytical solution. The effect of torsional coupling and pendulum length on the power harvested are reported.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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