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Magnetically induced piezoelectric energy harvester via hybrid kinetic motion

Azam, Huda and Mohamad Hanif, Noor Hazrin Hany and Md Ralib @ Md Raghib, Aliza 'Aini (2019) Magnetically induced piezoelectric energy harvester via hybrid kinetic motion. IIUM Engineering Journal, 20 (1). pp. 245-257. ISSN 1511-788X E-ISSN 2289-7860

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Abstract

Piezoelectric energy harvesting is a possible breakthrough to reduce the global issue of electronic waste as they can efficiently convert the ambient vibration to the electrical energy without any additional power. This work presents the design and development of a piezoelectric energy harvester that is capable of transforming vibration from ambient sources into electricity. It focuses on a magnetically plucked piezoelectric beam as an alternative to the mechanically induced harvesters, as the latter are subjected to wear and tear. A prototype comprising of a 40 mm PZT-5H piezoelectric beam with a permanent magnet mounted at one end of the beam, as well as a series of permanent magnets of same types attached on an eccentric rotor was developed along with a National Instruments® data acquisition device. Mean output voltages of 2.98 V, 1.76 V and 0.34 V were recorded when the eccentric rotors were slowly rotated at 8.4 rad/s with increasing distances of 5 mm, 7.5 mm and 10 mm respectively, between the magnets on the rotor and the beam. These results have proven that voltage could also be generated by magnetically plucking the piezoelectric beam, and by reducing the distance between magnets, the amount of voltage generated will be higher. The outcome of this work signifies the possibility for implementation of energy harvesters that are capable of powering electronic devices from hybrid kinetic motion, with a reduced risk of equipment fatigue.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7661/72578
Uncontrolled Keywords: piezoelectric, energy harvester, hybrid kinetic motion, magnetically plucked
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: DR Noor Hazrin Hany Mohamad Hanif
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 09:21
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 09:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72578

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