Energy harvesting represents one of the recent challenging subjects related to vibration and control. The scale of energy harvesters and storage can involve a wide power range, and the scale of some milliwatt is the elective field of piezoelectric applications. This paper investigates the power frontiers of the piezoelectric-based harvesters applied to automotive units. The analysis, supported by experimental data, aims at estimating the upper bound of the specific power of this technology for powering small devices on board cars. Passive optimally tuned piezoelectric harvester and semi-active controlled ones are compared, based on a new control strategy named VFC-Variational Feedback Control, recently developed by the authors. This new technique makes it possible to increase the total energy storage drained from car vibrations. However, the real advantage for their use relies on a sharp balance between the harvested power and the costs for the additional hardware mass transport. Numerical simulations of circuitry and experimental vibration data provides references to assess the energy convenience in installing this type of devices on board.

Vibration energy harvesting for cars: semi-active piezo controllers / Pepe, G.; Doria, A.; Roveri, N.; Carcaterra, A.. - In: ARCHIVE OF APPLIED MECHANICS. - ISSN 0939-1533. - 93:2(2023), pp. 663-685. [10.1007/s00419-022-02292-1]

Vibration energy harvesting for cars: semi-active piezo controllers

Pepe G.
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Roveri N.;Carcaterra A.
2023

Abstract

Energy harvesting represents one of the recent challenging subjects related to vibration and control. The scale of energy harvesters and storage can involve a wide power range, and the scale of some milliwatt is the elective field of piezoelectric applications. This paper investigates the power frontiers of the piezoelectric-based harvesters applied to automotive units. The analysis, supported by experimental data, aims at estimating the upper bound of the specific power of this technology for powering small devices on board cars. Passive optimally tuned piezoelectric harvester and semi-active controlled ones are compared, based on a new control strategy named VFC-Variational Feedback Control, recently developed by the authors. This new technique makes it possible to increase the total energy storage drained from car vibrations. However, the real advantage for their use relies on a sharp balance between the harvested power and the costs for the additional hardware mass transport. Numerical simulations of circuitry and experimental vibration data provides references to assess the energy convenience in installing this type of devices on board.
2023
car vibrations; energy harvesting; nonlinear control; nonlinear model predictive control; optimal control theory; piezoelectric; variational control
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Vibration energy harvesting for cars: semi-active piezo controllers / Pepe, G.; Doria, A.; Roveri, N.; Carcaterra, A.. - In: ARCHIVE OF APPLIED MECHANICS. - ISSN 0939-1533. - 93:2(2023), pp. 663-685. [10.1007/s00419-022-02292-1]
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