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A Broadband Energy Harvester With Internal Resonance Induced by Two Resonators

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Wei Yang, Shahrzad Towfighian

State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

Paper No. DETC2017-67442, pp. V008T12A057; 8 pages
  • ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 8: 29th Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 6–9, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5822-6
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME


Nonlinear energy harvesting has a better performance than linear resonators, because realistic ambient vibrations are spread over a wide frequency spectrum. We present a broadband nonlinear energy harvester with internal resonance induced by two resonators. Each resonator contains a cantilever beam with a magnet tip, and one is partially covered by piezoelectric material. The perturbation method of multiple scales is used to solve coupled partial different equations by applying internal resonance of ratio 2:1. The shooting method validates the analytical solutions of the frequency response and output voltage numerically. Output voltage for different excitation levels and distances are investigated. Simulations show the design, by applying internal resonance and nonlinearity, increases the bandwidth of frequency response.

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