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Evaluation and optimization of energy harvesting cycles using dielectric elastomers

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Christian Graf, Jürgen Maas

Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Proc. SPIE 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, 79760H (March 28, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.879936
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  • Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen; Federico Carpi
  • San Diego, California, USA | March 06, 2011

abstract

Electro Active Polymers can be used as generators to convert mechanical strain energy into electrical energy. The relative energy gain basically depends on the capacity change induced by the mechanical strain, while the amount of energy gain requires a certain initial quantity of charges, which can be shown by analytical equations as well as by experimental tests. Because the harvested energy is reduced by electrical losses, an energy-optimal cycle is established under consideration of the overall system efficiency.

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Christian Graf and Jürgen Maas
"Evaluation and optimization of energy harvesting cycles using dielectric elastomers", Proc. SPIE 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, 79760H (March 28, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.879936; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.879936


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