The Influence of Potential Energy Shape on the Total Electrical Efficiency of the Energy Harvester
K. Kucab and G. Górski
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Rzeszów, S. Pigonia 1, 35-310 Rzeszów, Poland
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In this theoretical work we analyze the total effective electric power versus base acceleration amplitude generated by the energy harvesting system with an electromagnetic transducer. We compare the results for both linear and nonlinear case. The transition from linear to nonlinear behavior of the system can be achieved by the change of device geometry. To improve the power efficiency of our device we also examine the dependence of crossover point of acceleration amplitudes where generated power in the nonlinear system starts to exceed the generated power in the linear regime. We have found that the crossover point can be moved towards relatively small base acceleration values by appropriate selection of system nonlinearity "strength".

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.118
PACS numbers: 05.10.-a, 88.05.-b, 41.20.Gz