Analysis of the bistable piezoelectric inertial generator by the harmonic balance method

Journal Article

This paper analytically predicts the existence, stability, and changes due to parameter variations on the different oscillations of a bistable piezoelectric generator. Existing work on this type of system has assumed linear piezoelectric behavior and linear damping and has been confined to numerical studies and experimental explorations. This paper improves upon the previous work by incorporating nonlinear dissipation and cubic softening influences in the electroelastic laminates prior to analytical analysis. This analysis provides a framework for theoretical prediction of a variety of empirical observations including potential well escape and optimum impedance loading. Copyright © 2012 by ASME.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Owens, BAM; Stanton, SC; Mann, BP

Published Date

  • December 1, 2012

Published In

  • ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / PARTS A AND B

Start / End Page

  • 1159 - 1166

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1115/IMECE2012-85965

Citation Source

  • Scopus