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Piezoelectric energy harvesting systems

  1. Jul 22, 2017 #1
    Hello,
    I am an student of Engineering and I come a cross of a doubt that I would like to investigate a bit more.
    I would like some information or some directions to the right path for the following.

    I would like to know how could I calculate the harvesting energy of an area for a piezoelectric system and the materials most common used with a higher rate of efficiency. Also any conversions rates or factor to take in consideration.

    If there is any fundamentals papers that I must read and somebody could reference here will be very appreciate to know where to start reading about the materials and principles.

    Really appreciate any help given!!

    Regards
    Pablo
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2017 #2

    anorlunda

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    :welcome:

    This article, and the references listed at the bottom of the article.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_harvesting

    There are also numerous threads on your question here on Physics Forums. Some of them are listed on the bottom of this page.
     
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