Comparison Study between Four Poles and Two Poles Magnets Structure in the Hybrid Vibration Energy Harvester

Ab Rahman, Mohd Fauzi and Kok, Swee Leong and Ruslan, Eliyana and Dahalan, Abdul Halim and Salam, Saifullah (2013) Comparison Study between Four Poles and Two Poles Magnets Structure in the Hybrid Vibration Energy Harvester. In: 2013 IEEE Student Conference on Research & Development(SCOReD), 16 - 17 December 2013, Palm Garden Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Submitted)

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Vibration energy harvester is receiving considerably amount of interest for the past decade. Many improvements such as making it tunable, broadband based and hybrid harvester have been demonstrated in the literature, generally to exploit more electrical energy from the ambient. In this paper, we study the arrangements of the magnets that referred to as cantilever beam proof mass, as means for generating greater electrical power output. The harvesters consist of piezoelectric cantilever beam with two different arrangements of magnets; two poles magnets and four poles magnets attached to its free end tip. A coil is placed underneath the magnets arrangement, so that when the harvester is being excited by external vibration, both piezoelectric and electromagnetic transducer would generate electrical energy. In this paper, a comparison study in terms of generated voltage output, induced current and generated electrical power output are presented. Experimental results show that, the new approach; four pole magnets type harvester is capable of generating greater electrical power as compared to the conventional approach; two pole magnets type harvester, when exposed to its resonant frequency at 1g acceleration ( 1g = 9.8 ms-2 ) . This implies that by incorporating a proper magnets arrangement, the harvester is capable of producing greater power output.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mohd Fauzi Ab Rahman
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2014 05:00
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:12
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