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Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 550-572, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/ijssis-2017-408
License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Published Online: 13-December-2017
For the use of green energy and ubiquitous computing, this study investigates miniature electric generators that are constructed with piezoelectric benders. Electric power is generated by vibratory deformation of piezoelectric benders. Three different designs of piezoelectric generators are created and compared in this study by using mechanics analysis. The result shows that the cantilever design yields more power than symmetric and airfoil designs. Experimental results show that generated voltage rises with not only attached point masses, but also the swing frequency of a swing arm, to which the proposed piezoelectric generator is attached. In addition, At 6.5 Hz swing frequency, the maximum power 0.3μW is generated.
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