Experimental investigations of a bistable energy harvester


Journal Article

This paper investigates the design and analysis of a nonlinear energy harvester that uses magnet interactions to create an inertial generator with a bistable potential well. The motivating hypothesis for this work was that nonlinear behavior could be used to improve the performance of an energy harvester by broadening its frequency response. Both numerical and experimental investigations study the harvester's response when directly powering an electrical load. Both sets of results show that the potential well escape phenomenon can be used to broaden the frequency response of an energy harvester. ©2010 Society for Experimental Mechanics Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sneller, AJ; Owens, BA; Mann, BP

Published Date

  • January 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 /

Start / End Page

  • 211 - 217

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2191-5652

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2191-5644

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4419-9716-6_19

Citation Source

  • Scopus