Frequency-domain trade-offs for dielectric elastomer generators

Plinio Rodrigues De Oliveira Zanini, Jonathan Rossiter, Martin Homer

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Abstract

Dielectric Elastomer Generators (DEGs) are an emerging energy harvesting technology based on a the cyclic stretching of a rubber-like membrane. However, most design processes do not take into account different excitation frequencies; thus limits the applicability studies since in real-world situations forcing frequency is not often constant. Through the use of a practical design scenario we use modeling and simulation to determine the material frequency response and, hence, carefully investigate the excitation frequencies that maximize the performance (power output, efficiency) of DEGs and the factors that influence it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2017
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Volume10163
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSociety of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Volume10163
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Structured keywords

  • Tactile Action Perception

Keywords

  • dielectric elastomer generators
  • Energy harvesting
  • Energy generation
  • Wave energy

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