Dr. Sc., Ph.D
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Heriot-Watt University, UK
„Towards vibro-impact energy harvesting“
Energy harvesting (EH) remains an attractive field of interests due to the needs for powering low-energy-consumption industrial sensor networks, wearable sensors or wireless sensors that required power but placed in hard-to reach locations, like tires. Efforts undertaken by the scientists all over the world have resulted in a high number of publications and significant advances achieved in understanding various types of mechanical energy conversion. Among many possible ways of converting mechanical energy of vibrations one may consider a vibro-impact (VI) interaction, which potentially has a number of benefits like high kinetic energy at impacts, possible low frequency impact motion and others. Some ideas have been proposed and investigated on how to incorporate the VI dynamics into EH process. The focus of this talk is on the application of the VI dynamics in a combination with dielectric elastomers (DE) used as a material for membranes subjected to the impacts. The design details, the EH principle, VI dynamics of the device and its applications will be discussed.
Zeit: Dienstag, 19. Dezember 2017, 13:00 Uhr
Ort: TUHH, Gebäude M, Eißendorfer Straße 42, Raum 2589
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