Feasibility of a V-Shaped Magnet Rotor to Convert Vibration into Rotation

Daniel J. Clarkson, Lukas Kurmann, Ghislain Moubarak, Yu Jia

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Majority of the reported kinetic energy harvesting mechanisms involve translatory transduction mechanisms, which diverges from the long established rotary design for electromagnetic generators. A rotary design can offer a much smaller magnet-coil air gap and clearance guidance that translatory transducers simply cannot physically attain. Therefore, this research investigates the feasibility of implementing a V-shaped magnet rotor for the purpose of coupling base point excitation into rotation, which can eventually be coupled to a generator motor. It was also previously theorised that the nonlinear magnetic coupling can give rise to broadband nonlinear resonant behaviour. The resultant device aims to enhance the overall power conversion efficiency of the captured vibration energy.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012105
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2019
EventThe 18th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications - Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach, United States
Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

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