PZT piezoelectric energy harvester enhancement using slotted aluminium beam

Mun Heng Lam, Hanim Salleh

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Abstract

This paper presents work on improving piezoelectric energy harvesters. Harvesting energy from vibrations has received massive attention due to it being a renewable energy source that has a wide range of applications. Over the years of development, there is always research to further improve and optimise piezoelectric energy harvesters. For this paper, the piezoelectric specimen is made of PZT (Lead Zirconate Titanate), brass reinforced and has 31.8mm length, 12.7mm width and 0.511mm thick. An external beam is implemented to provide deflection amplification which in turn increases the output of the energy harvester. Depending on the configuration of the external beam, it can amplify output voltage from 100% to 300%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Engineering Decisions in the Context of Sustainable Development
EditorsAnil K. Bhatnagar, Anil K. Bhatnagar, Anil K. Bhatnagar, Anil K. Bhatnagar
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages932-936
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783038353201, 9783038353201
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Green Materials and Environmental Engineering, GMEE 2014 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 21 Sep 201422 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume1051
ISSN (Print)1022-6680
ISSN (Electronic)1662-8985

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Green Materials and Environmental Engineering, GMEE 2014
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period21/09/1422/09/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Lam, M. H., & Salleh, H. (2014). PZT piezoelectric energy harvester enhancement using slotted aluminium beam. In A. K. Bhatnagar, A. K. Bhatnagar, A. K. Bhatnagar, & A. K. Bhatnagar (Eds.), Applied Engineering Decisions in the Context of Sustainable Development (pp. 932-936). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 1051). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1051.932