Publication detail

Development of Vibration Energy Harvester Fabricated by Rapid Prototyping Technology

RUBEŠ, O. SMILEK, J. HADAŠ, Z.

Original Title

Development of Vibration Energy Harvester Fabricated by Rapid Prototyping Technology

English Title

Development of Vibration Energy Harvester Fabricated by Rapid Prototyping Technology

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

This paper presents a modification of the electromagnetic vibration energy harvester for autonomous applications, which was developed at Brno University of Technology. New design of the device is proposed to improve mass distribution and magnetic circuits parameters of the vibration energy harvester. Open source FEMM finite element analysis software is used to optimize both stiffness and excitation magnetic circuits, and CAD software is employed to design individual parts and obtain mechanical properties of the harvester. Calculated parameters are then applied in Matlab/Simulink model to evaluate the harvesting output power and to find an optimal coil and electrical load. A rapid prototyping technology is used to create a testing prototype with plastic and metallic parts, which is then subjected to measurements and validation of simulation results.

English abstract

This paper presents a modification of the electromagnetic vibration energy harvester for autonomous applications, which was developed at Brno University of Technology. New design of the device is proposed to improve mass distribution and magnetic circuits parameters of the vibration energy harvester. Open source FEMM finite element analysis software is used to optimize both stiffness and excitation magnetic circuits, and CAD software is employed to design individual parts and obtain mechanical properties of the harvester. Calculated parameters are then applied in Matlab/Simulink model to evaluate the harvesting output power and to find an optimal coil and electrical load. A rapid prototyping technology is used to create a testing prototype with plastic and metallic parts, which is then subjected to measurements and validation of simulation results.

Keywords

energy harvesting, rapid prototyping, vibrations, magnetic circuit, electromagnetic transducer

RIV year

2014

Released

03.12.2014

Publisher

Brno University of Technology

Location

Brno

ISBN

978-80-214-4817-9

Book

Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Mechatronics – Mechatronika 2014

Edition

1

Edition number

1

Pages from

178

Pages to

182

Pages count

749

URL

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT111018,
  author="Ondřej {Rubeš} and Jan {Smilek} and Zdeněk {Hadaš}",
  title="Development of Vibration Energy Harvester Fabricated by Rapid Prototyping Technology",
  annote="This paper presents a modification of the electromagnetic vibration energy harvester for autonomous applications, which was developed at Brno University of Technology. New design of the device is proposed to improve mass distribution and magnetic circuits parameters of the vibration energy harvester. Open source FEMM finite element analysis software is used to optimize both stiffness and excitation magnetic circuits, and CAD software is employed to design individual parts and obtain mechanical properties of the harvester. Calculated parameters are then applied in Matlab/Simulink model to evaluate the harvesting output power and to find an optimal coil and electrical load. A rapid prototyping technology is used to create a testing prototype with plastic and metallic parts, which is then subjected to measurements and validation of simulation results.",
  address="Brno University of Technology",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Mechatronics – Mechatronika 2014",
  chapter="111018",
  doi="10.1109/MECHATRONIKA.2014.7018255",
  edition="1",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  institution="Brno University of Technology",
  year="2014",
  month="december",
  pages="178--182",
  publisher="Brno University of Technology",
  type="conference paper"
}