Analysis of stress distribution in flexible piezoelectric energy harvester

Title
Analysis of stress distribution in flexible piezoelectric energy harvester
Authors
송현철강종윤윤석진정대용
Keywords
Piezoelectric energy harvesting; Flexible energy harvester; Stress distribution; Cantilever
Issue Date
2009-10
Publisher
Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Citation
VOL 117, NO 1370, 1074-1077
Abstract
Wireless sensor nodes self-powering from an ambient energy source have been widely studied. In particular, the piezoelectric energy harvesting has been the focus of attention, due to its high energy density. For the piezoelectric energy harvesting, a cantilever beam structure has normally been used because of its high efficiency. Since the frequency of environmental vibrations is of the order of hundreds of Hz, which is far below the natural frequency of cantilever type ceramic actuators, the frequency of the cantilever has commonly been adjusted by placing a heavy mass on its end. In order to lower its natural frequency and increase its safety factor, we fabricated a flexible piezoelectric cantilever, which was composed of ceramic on a flexible substrate. However, it was observed that the flexible cantilever was always broken at a certain position. This result indicates that the stress was not homogeneous, and concentrated at the breakage point of the ceramic. To analyze the failure of the ceramic, we measured the inhomogeneous stress distribution on the flexible piezoelectric energy harvester and analyzed it using the ATILA program.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/35963
ISSN
1882-0743
Appears in Collections:
KIST Publication > Article
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML


qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

BROWSE