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A Torsion Based Shear Mode Piezoelectric Energy Harvester for Wireless Sensor Modules

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V. Kulkarni, R. Ben-Mrad, S. Eswar Prasad

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Paper No. IMECE2014-37640, pp. V04BT04A053; 4 pages
  • ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 4B: Dynamics, Vibration, and Control
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 14–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4648-3
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


Energy harvesting devices are growing in popularity for their ability to capture the ambient energy surrounding a system and convert it into usable electrical energy. With an increasing demand for portable electronics and wireless sensors in a number of sectors, energy harvesting has the potential to create self-powered sensor systems operating in inaccessible locations. This paper discusses a torsion based piezoelectric energy harvester that utilizes superior shear mode piezoelectric properties to harvest energy from vibrations. Mathematical expressions are used to determine optimized geometry configurations for the harvester. Using these expressions, a harvester design is presented for use with wireless sensor networks.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME



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