Hammer Impact-Driven Power Generator Using Buzzer-Type Piezoelectric Energy Converter for Wind Power Generator Applications

Yonghyeon Na, Sahn Nahm, Young Hun Jeong

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Abstract

A novel hammer-impact-driven power generator that uses a buzzer-type piezoelectric energy converter (BPEC) for wind-power-generator applications was designed, and the dynamic motions and output characteristics were analyzed. As the active material, Sm0.025-Pb0.9625[(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.71Ti0.29]O3 (Sm-PMN-PT)ceramic was used; this material has a high piezoelectric charge constant of 1100 pC/N and an electromechanical coupling factor of 58%. A rotational impeller triggered an impact between one end of the bar-type hammer, and, thereby, impact energy transferred to the BPECs. The manufactured power generator was tested from 50 RPM to 250 RPM, using the handmade evaluation system; it was able to operate with small impact force and greatly improved output performance as rotation speed increased. The maximum output of the generator was 10.4 W at a load resistance of 500 Ω and rotation speed of 250 RPM. For improvement of the output characteristics, the generators were arranged such that they could operate simultaneously. Moreover, the proposed model was applied to a Savonius–Darrieus turbine, and the output performance was evaluated at various wind conditions in a wind tunnel.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8173
JournalEnergies
Volume15
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Nov

Keywords

  • energy harvesting
  • piezoelectric
  • piezoelectric buzzer
  • wind power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Building and Construction
  • Fuel Technology
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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