Optimization of resonator design for vibration-based electromagnetic energy harvester

Tony Ow Koon Seong, Hanim Salleh, Anis Nurashikin

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This paper presents an optimization on the resonator, which is one of the main components of electromagnetic energy harvester, using static structural analysis, stress analysis and modal analysis. The electromagnetic energy harvester is a vibration-based energy harvesting technology which has emerged as a solution for powering autonomous sensor nodes to increase their life span. Electromagnetic energy harvester acts as a transducer that converts ambient vibration energy to electrical power. An initial design of the resonator is developed and analyzed using ANSYS software. Static structural analysis and stress analysis have been performed to analyze different resonator designs to produce an optimum resonator model. Maximum static deflection under gravitation force was found to be 104.12 μm. Resonance frequency of the resonator was found to be 261.56Hz by using modal analyses. The selected resonator design was further modified to cater for wide-band frequency application as well as to have better performance. Four resonators with different beam lengths were combined in a model in order to operate at a wider frequency range. Five models were generated and the smallest frequency range is from 272 Hz to 299 Hz by model 5110_5410. The maximum power and minimum power that can be generated for this model is 135 μW and 93.9 μW respectively. The model 3910_4210 which has the highest frequency range generated a maximum power of 437 μW and minimum power of 270 μW at a frequency range of 422 Hz to 466 Hz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNoise, Vibration and Comfort
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 07 Jan 2014
Event4th International Conference on Noise, Vibration and Comfort, NVC 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 26 Nov 201228 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


Other4th International Conference on Noise, Vibration and Comfort, NVC 2012
CityKuala Lumpur


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Seong, T. O. K., Salleh, H., & Nurashikin, A. (2014). Optimization of resonator design for vibration-based electromagnetic energy harvester. In Noise, Vibration and Comfort (pp. 355-360). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 471). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.471.355