Piezoelectric energy droplet harvesting and modeling

Tasneim Alkhaddeim, Boshra Alshujaa, Waad Albeiey, Fatima Alneyadi, Mahmoud Al Ahmad

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Vibrational harvested energy using piezoelectric cantilevers provides sufficient output for small power applications. This work reports on free falling droplet energy harvesting using piezoelectric cantilevers. The harvester incorporates a bimorph cantilever that composite of two layers of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) materials. During the drop impact a transfer of kinetic energy from the drop to the piezoelectric cantilever occurs in the form of mechanical stress forcing the piezoelectric structure to vibrate. Experimental results show an instantaneous water droplet power of around 2.15 mWcm 3g-1, i.e. this is 37 times higher than what previously has been reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE SENSORS 2012 - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event11th IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Oct 28 2012Oct 31 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors


Other11th IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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