The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 224, Issue 14–15, pp 2703–2717 | Cite as

Adaptive tuned piezoelectric MEMS vibration energy harvester using an electrostatic device

  • H. Madinei
  • H. Haddad Khodaparast
  • S. Adhikari
  • M.I. Friswell
  • M. Fazeli
Regular Article Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Nonlinear and Multiscale Dynamics of Smart Materials in Energy Harvesting


In this paper an adaptive tuned piezoelectric vibration based energy harvesting system based on the use of electrostatic device is proposed. The main motivation is to control the resonance frequency of the piezoelectric harvester with the DC voltage applied to the electrostatic system in order to maximize the harvested power. The idea is demonstrated in a hybrid system consisting of a cantilevered piezoelectric harvester combined with an electrostatic harvester which is connected to a variable voltage source. The nonlinear governing differential equation of motion is derived based on Euler Bernoulli theory, and solved to obtain the static and dynamic solutions. The results show that the harvester can be tuned to give a resonant response over a wide range of frequencies, and shows the great potential of this hybrid system.


European Physical Journal Special Topic Piezoelectric Layer Proof Mass Micro Electro Mechanical System Base Excitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Madinei
    • 1
  • H. Haddad Khodaparast
    • 1
  • S. Adhikari
    • 1
  • M.I. Friswell
    • 1
  • M. Fazeli
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Engineering, Swansea UniversitySwanseaUK

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