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Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science, 2024, 7(2); doi: 10.25236/AJETS.2024.070219.

A Piezoelectric Wind Energy Harvester for Low Speed Air-flows


Bo Niu

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Bo Niu

School of Mechatronics Engineering, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471003, Henan, China


This paper reports a detailed modelling, parameter effect and developmental experimental investigation of a piezoelectric wind energy harvester with interaction between vortex-induced vibration and galloping for the low speed air flows. The influence factors such as mechanical damping, mass, and the cross section dimension on the interaction are explored in turn. Guidance based on the above discussion, a prototype is fabricated and measured successfully. The experimental results agreed well with the theoretical predictions. The proposed model is an effective tool to develop the interactive piezoelectric wind energy harvester working in low wind speed regions.


Energy harvesting, Modelling, Vortex-induced vibration, Galloping, Piezoelectricity

Cite This Paper

Bo Niu. A Piezoelectric Wind Energy Harvester for Low Speed Air-flows. Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 2: 130-137. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJETS.2024.070219.


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