Electronically droplet energy harvesting using piezoelectric cantilevers

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/561982
Title:
Electronically droplet energy harvesting using piezoelectric cantilevers
Authors:
Al Ahmad, Mahmoud Al; Jabbour, Ghassan E.
Abstract:
A report is presented on free falling droplet energy harvesting using piezoelectric cantilevers. The harvester incorporates a multimorph clamped-free cantilever which is composed of five layers of lead zirconate titanate piezoelectric thick films. During the impact, the droplet kinetic energy is transferred into the form of mechanical stress forcing the piezoelectric structure to vibrate. Experimental results show energy of 0.3 μJ per droplet. The scenario of moderate falling drop intensity, i.e. 230 drops per second, yields a total energy of 400 μJ. © 2012 The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
KAUST Department:
Electrical Engineering Program; Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)
Publisher:
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Journal:
Electronics Letters
Issue Date:
2012
DOI:
10.1049/el.2012.0616
Type:
Article
ISSN:
00135194
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Electrical Engineering Program; Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAl Ahmad, Mahmoud Alen
dc.contributor.authorJabbour, Ghassan E.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:35:33Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:35:33Zen
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.issn00135194en
dc.identifier.doi10.1049/el.2012.0616en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561982en
dc.description.abstractA report is presented on free falling droplet energy harvesting using piezoelectric cantilevers. The harvester incorporates a multimorph clamped-free cantilever which is composed of five layers of lead zirconate titanate piezoelectric thick films. During the impact, the droplet kinetic energy is transferred into the form of mechanical stress forcing the piezoelectric structure to vibrate. Experimental results show energy of 0.3 μJ per droplet. The scenario of moderate falling drop intensity, i.e. 230 drops per second, yields a total energy of 400 μJ. © 2012 The Institution of Engineering and Technology.en
dc.publisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)en
dc.titleElectronically droplet energy harvesting using piezoelectric cantileversen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentSolar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)en
dc.identifier.journalElectronics Lettersen
dc.contributor.institutionElectrical Engineering Department, University of United Arab Emirates, Al Ain 17555, United Arab Emiratesen
kaust.authorJabbour, Ghassan E.en
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