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Wind-Induced Vibration Energy Harvesting Using Piezoelectric Transducers Coupled with Dynamic Magnification

dc.contributor.advisorBaz, Amr
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Austin
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorDorsey, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorGrissom, Ian
dc.contributor.authorGrobicki, Alden
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorKittur, Chandan
dc.contributor.authorKonecki, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorLee, Mark
dc.contributor.authorLee, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorMa, Boheng
dc.contributor.authorMulhern, Edward
dc.contributor.authorNg, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorPatel, Mihir
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-16T13:40:31Z
dc.date.available2014-07-16T13:40:31Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/15537
dc.description.abstractFlexible cylindrical structures subjected to wind loading experience vibrations from periodic shedding of vortices in their wake. Vibrations become excessive when the natural frequencies of the cylinder coincide with the vortex shedding frequency. In this study, cylinder vibrations are transmitted to a beam inside the structure via dynamic magnifier system. This system amplifies the strain experienced by piezoelectric patches bonded to the beam to maximize the conversion from vibrational energy into electrical energy. Realworld applicability is tested using a wind tunnel to create vortex shedding and comparing the results to finite element modeling that shows the structural vibrational modes. A crucial part of this study is conditioning and storing the harvested energy, focusing on theoretical modeling, design parameter optimization, and experimental validation. The developed system is helpful in designing wind-induced energy harvesters to meet the necessity for novel energy resources.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectVibrationen_US
dc.subjectPiezoelectricityen_US
dc.subjectWind poweren_US
dc.subjectGemstone Team PRESSUREen_US
dc.titleWind-Induced Vibration Energy Harvesting Using Piezoelectric Transducers Coupled with Dynamic Magnificationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGemstone Program, University of Maryland (College Park, Md)


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