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dc.contributor.authorEggborn, Timothyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:34Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:34Zen
dc.date.issued2003-05-07en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05192003-150202en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32981en
dc.description.abstractWith piezoceramic materials, it is possible to harvest power from vibrating structures. It has been proven that micro- to milliwatts of power can be generated from vibrating systems. We develop definitive, analytical models to predict the power generated from a cantilever beam and cantilever plate. Harmonic oscillations and random noise will be the two different forcing functions used to drive each system. The predictive models are validated by being compared to experimental data. A parametric study is also performed in an attempt to optimize the cantilever beam system's power generation capability.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartEggbornThesis1.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectpower harvesting modelen
dc.subjectpiezoelectricen
dc.subjectanalyticalen
dc.subjectbeam plateen
dc.titleAnalytical Models to Predict Power Harvesting with Piezoelectric Materialsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairInman, Daniel J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLeo, Donald J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRobertshaw, Harry H.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05192003-150202/en
dc.date.sdate2003-05-19en
dc.date.rdate2003-06-09en
dc.date.adate2003-06-09en


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