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Dynamics of symmetric and asymmetric potential well-based piezoelectric harvesters: A comprehensive review
Published in SAGE Publications
Small and micro-scale energy harvesting is an essential and viable option for the powering of portable and maintenance free electronic devices, wireless sensor nodes, and similar applications. In this regard, piezoelectric harvesters have presented promising outcomes. This article provides a sequential, comprehensive, and informative survey of potential well based models and studies related to piezoelectric harvesters (PEH). Piezoelectric materials used for energy harvesting are discussed briefly, following which a non-dimensional generalized model is derived to set the discussion on a common platform. Dynamics of various potential well configurations are presented using the generalized model before discussing specific models and related studies. The survey is classified into symmetric and asymmetric potential well categories. Under the symmetric head, lumped and distributed parameter linear models and tuning methods for improving the broadband response are discussed. Subsequently, studies related to nonlinear mono-stable, bi-stable, and tri-stable potentials showing interwell, multi-periodic and chaotic oscillations with improved broadband response are discussed. The asymmetric section studies the influence of asymmetries on the performance of the mono-stable, bi-stable, and tri-stable configurations. Few other configurations outside the cantilever type PEH were mentioned, realizing the widespread research in this field. Important observations and future challenges for performance improvement are also discussed. © The Author(s) 2020.
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JournalData powered by TypesetJournal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
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