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Ettefagh M, Mirab H, Fathi R. Reliability Study of Energy Harvesting from Sea Waves by Piezoelectric Patches Consideraing Random JONSWAP Wave Theory. JCME. 2018; 36 (2) :21-34
URL: http://jcme.iut.ac.ir/article-1-714-en.html
1- Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran , ettefagh@tabrizu.ac.ir
2- Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
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One of the new methods for powering low-power electronic devices employed in the sea, is using of mechanical energies of sea waves. In this method, piezoelectric material is employed to convert the mechanical energy of sea waves into electrical energy. The advantage of this method is based on not implementing the battery charging system. Although, many studies have been done about energy harvesting from sea waves, energy harvesting with considering random JONWSAP wave theory is not fully studied up to now. The random JONSWAP wave model is a more realistic approximation of sea waves in comparison of Airy wave model. Therefore, in this paper a vertical beam with the piezoelectric patches, which is fixed to the seabed, is considered as energy harvester system. The energy harvesting system is simulated by MATLAB software, and then the vibration response of the beam and consequently the generated power is obtained considering the JONWSAP wave theory. In addition, the reliability of the system and the effect of piezoelectric patches uncertainties on the generated power are studied by statistical method. Furthermore, the failure possibility of harvester based on violation criteria is investigated.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/02/26 | Accepted: 2018/02/26 | Published: 2018/02/26

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