Papers Published

  1. Stanton, Samuel C. and McGehee, Clark C. and Mann, Brian P., Reversible hysteresis for broadband magnetopiezoelastic energy harvesting, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, vol. 95 no. 17 (October, 2009) [doi] .
    (last updated on 2011/12/09)

    We model and experimentally validate a nonlinear energy harvester capable of bidirectional hysteresis. In particular, both hardening and softening response within the quadratic potential field of a power generating piezoelectric beam (with a permanent magnet end mass) is invoked by tuning nonlinear magnetic interactions. Not only is this technique shown to increase the bandwidth of the device but experimental results additionally verify the capability to outperform linear resonance. Engaging this nonlinear phenomenon is ideally suited to efficiently harvest energy from ambient excitations with slowly varying frequencies. (C) 2009 American Institute of Physics. {[}doi: 10.1063/1.3253710]