Energy harvesting with multilayer piezoelectric ceramics

Gul M., Akyurekli A., Gulec H., Gürbüz M., Kurosaki N., DOĞAN A. A.

2014 Joint IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectric, International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices and Workshop on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy, ISAF/IWATMD/PFM 2014, Pennsylvania, United States Of America, 12 - 16 May 2014 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/isaf.2014.6922974
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Keywords: energy harvesting, modelling, multilayer, Piezoelectric, vibration
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Energy harvesting from piezoelectric ceramic components can be achieved in three ways. These are impact induced, continues vibration induced, and decaying vibration induced. Defining the necessary characteristic of piezoelectric materials in ATILA provides the preliminary knowledge of expectation result of multilayer product under vibration condition. In this study, continues vibration induced energy harvesting over the multilayer ceramic were studied. Experimental studies were performed on the multilayer piezoelectric ceramics with 10×10 mm size with twenty six layer and 2mm thickness. FEM studies on multilayer were performed with ATILA finite element modeling program. In addition, experimental setup was modeled in ATILA to have the possible experimental results. Finally, experimental and modelled properties of samples were compared as a function of voltage, power, and charge.