Analytical model and energy harvesting analysis of a vibrating slender rod with added tip mass in three-dimensional space
Department of Applied Mechanics, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618, Lublin, Poland
2 Department of Automation, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618, Lublin, Poland
Accepted: 7 July 2021
Published online: 30 July 2021
In the paper, a new 3D energy harvesting system is provided. This work discussed the Lagrange approach to derive the differential equations of motion in the case of energy harvesting systems. An electromechanical system consists of a mechanical resonator, a piezoelectric transducer and electrical circuit with the load resistor. A flexible slender rod clamped at the bottom and loaded by the tip mass is proposed as the resonator. Moving in the 3D space, it enables the system to avoid the gravitational potential barrier of the straight vertical shape in case of buckling. This paper investigates the response of the rod deflection and the root mean square power output of selected vibration mode shapes with an attached tip mass.
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