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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Domme, Daniel Joseph
Author's Email Address ddomme@vt.edu
URN etd-05022008-142608
Title Experimental and Analytical Characterization of a Transducer for Energy Harvesting Through Electromagnetic Induction
Degree Master of Science
Department Mechanical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Fuller, Christopher R. Committee Chair
Kurdila, Andrew J. Committee Co-Chair
Johnson, Martin E. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Electromagnetic Transduction
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Switched Systems
Date of Defense 2008-04-18
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Advances in mechatronics have renewed interest in the harvesting and storage of ambient vibration energy. This work documents recent efforts to model a novel electromagnetic transducer design that is intended for use in energy harvesting. The thesis details methods of experimental characterization as well as model validation. Also presented are methods of state space and parametric modelling eforts. In addition, this thesis presents equivalent electrical circuit models with a focus on switched pulse-width-modulated topologies that seek to maximize harvested energy.
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