Energy harvesting using dielectric elastomers

B Czech, C.L. van Kessel, P Bauer, JA Ferreira, A Wattez

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Abstract

Dielectric Elastomers are well known for there performance as actuators, but these materials can be used effectively as generators. Research on this field have received considerable attention lately, several prototypes were built like wavepower and human kinetic power generators. The focus of this paper is how the dielectric elastomer can be used as generator. The paper presents a dynamic model to calculate the capacitance of the electroactive polymer according to the external loading and investigates and compares several energy harvesting cycles based on the energy gain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 14th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference
EditorsS Mircevski, D Boroyevich
Place of PublicationOhrid, Macedonia
PublisherIEEE Society
Pages18-23
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7856-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventEPE-PEMC 2010, IEEE 14th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Ohrid, Macedonia - Ohrid, Macedonia
Duration: 6 Sep 20108 Sep 2010

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ConferenceEPE-PEMC 2010, IEEE 14th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Ohrid, Macedonia
Period6/09/108/09/10

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  • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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    Czech, B., van Kessel, C. L., Bauer, P., Ferreira, JA., & Wattez, A. (2010). Energy harvesting using dielectric elastomers. In S. Mircevski, & D. Boroyevich (Eds.), 2010 14th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (pp. 18-23). IEEE Society. https://doi.org/doi:10.1109/EPEPEMC.2010.5606566