Bifurcation Scenarios in Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvesters

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Title: Bifurcation Scenarios in Electrostatic Vibration Energy Harvesters
Authors: O'Riordan, Eoghan
Harte, Peter
Blokhina, Elena
Galayko, Dimitri
Feely, Orla
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3866
Date: Jul-2012
Abstract: In this paper, we present numerical bifurcation analysis of an electrostatic vibration energy harvester operating in constant-charge mode and using the in-plane gap closing transducer. We show how the system can be represented as a nonlinear oscillator and analysed using methods of nonlinear dynamics. We verify previous analytical theories and explain the behaviour of these energy harvesters, particularly in the regime between the first period doubling bifurcation and chaos.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2012 IEEE
Keywords: Bifurcation analysis;Electrostatics;Harmonic analysis;Oscillators;Steady-state;Transducers;Vibrations
Subject LCSH: Bifurcation theory
Electrostatics
Harmonic analysis
Oscillators, Electric
Transducers
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems, Proceedings of NDES 2012
Conference Details: Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems 2012 (NDES 2012), July 11-13, 2012, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Appears in Collections:Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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