Modeling and Finite Element Analysis of a micro energy harvester

M. S. Bhuyan, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis, Sawal Hamid Md Ali, Masuri Othman, Md. Shabiul Islam

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Abstract

Remote energy efficiency for wireless micro sensor devices in multimedia, signal processing and communication technologies is of paramount interest not only for ensuring continuous network operation despite primary battery limitations, but also for reducing carbon footprint in communication systems. Increasing demands of energy supply for micro devices, in particular, with the advance of complex multimedia tasks, and shorter communication distances as in sensors or machine-to-machine communications, energy cost of signal processing becomes comparable to transmit energy. Battery limitations can be partly alleviated by energy harvesting technology that can collect various forms of energy such as solar, wind, kinetic from ambient environment and convert into electrical energy. In this work, device modeling and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Energy Harvester (EH) is presented. The MEMS-EH converts ambient fluid-flow into electrical energy by piezoelectric means. A layered flexible cantilever that vibrates due to the fluid-flow Kármán Vortex Street generated in the wake of a D-shaped bluff-body is modeled in COMSOL Multiphysics. Different application modes were carried out to investigate various response of the MEMS-EH and feasibility of the design. Simulation of the MEMS-EH in Laminar fluid Flow Regime showed von Mises effective stress 10.97 GPa and the maximum displacement of the cantilever tip 60 μm. The MEMS-EH has no rotating part and without any tip mass. Design guideline of the MEMS-EH model is presented in detail followed by simulation results. From the analysis, the prospects of this fluid-flow driven MEMS-EH device to function as an efficient kinetic energy conversion into electricity for micro sensor is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMPACT 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Signal Processing and Communication Technologies
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages293-296
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479912025
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 International Conference on Multimedia Signal Processing and Communication Technologies, IMPACT 2013 - Aligarh
Duration: 23 Nov 201325 Nov 2013

Other

Other2013 International Conference on Multimedia Signal Processing and Communication Technologies, IMPACT 2013
CityAligarh
Period23/11/1325/11/13

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Harvesters
Finite element method
Flow of fluids
Multimedia signal processing
Sensors
Primary batteries
Carbon footprint
Solar wind
Energy harvesting
Communication
Energy conversion
Kinetic energy
Energy efficiency
Communication systems
Signal processing
Vortex flow
Electricity
Kinetics
Costs

Keywords

  • Energy Harvester (EH)
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Fluid Induced Vibration (FIV)
  • MEMS
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Signal Processing

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Bhuyan, M. S., Yeop Majlis, B., Md Ali, S. H., Othman, M., & Islam, M. S. (2013). Modeling and Finite Element Analysis of a micro energy harvester. In IMPACT 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Signal Processing and Communication Technologies (pp. 293-296). [6782139] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MSPCT.2013.6782139

Modeling and Finite Element Analysis of a micro energy harvester. / Bhuyan, M. S.; Yeop Majlis, Burhanuddin; Md Ali, Sawal Hamid; Othman, Masuri; Islam, Md. Shabiul.

IMPACT 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Signal Processing and Communication Technologies. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. p. 293-296 6782139.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bhuyan, MS, Yeop Majlis, B, Md Ali, SH, Othman, M & Islam, MS 2013, Modeling and Finite Element Analysis of a micro energy harvester. in IMPACT 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Signal Processing and Communication Technologies., 6782139, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 293-296, 2013 International Conference on Multimedia Signal Processing and Communication Technologies, IMPACT 2013, Aligarh, 23/11/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/MSPCT.2013.6782139
Bhuyan MS, Yeop Majlis B, Md Ali SH, Othman M, Islam MS. Modeling and Finite Element Analysis of a micro energy harvester. In IMPACT 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Signal Processing and Communication Technologies. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. p. 293-296. 6782139 https://doi.org/10.1109/MSPCT.2013.6782139
Bhuyan, M. S. ; Yeop Majlis, Burhanuddin ; Md Ali, Sawal Hamid ; Othman, Masuri ; Islam, Md. Shabiul. / Modeling and Finite Element Analysis of a micro energy harvester. IMPACT 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Signal Processing and Communication Technologies. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. pp. 293-296
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