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Nonlinearity in Energy Harvesting Systems

Micro- and Nanoscale Applications

Editors: Blokhina, E., El Aroudi, A., Alarcon, E., Galayko, D. (Eds.)

    • Provides a guide to nonlinearity in energy harvesting systems, implemented in micro- and nanoscale employing MEMS and NEMS engineering techniques;
    • Begins with tutorial chapters that make the discussion self-contained and accessible to readers who are not familiar with MEMS and nonlinear dynamics;
    • Includes an overview of electrostatic and piezoelectric transducers and discusses in detail conditioning circuits for vibration energy harvesters.
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About this book

This book is a single-source guide to nonlinearity and nonlinear techniques in energy harvesting, with a focus on vibration energy harvesters for micro and nanoscale applications. The authors demonstrate that whereas nonlinearity was avoided as an undesirable phenomenon in early energy harvesters, now it can be used as an essential part of these systems. Readers will benefit from an overview of nonlinear techniques and applications, as well as deeper insight into methods of analysis and modeling of energy harvesters, employing different nonlinearities. The role of nonlinearity due to different aspects of an energy harvester is discussed, including nonlinearity due to mechanical-to-electrical conversion, nonlinearity due to conditioning electronic circuits, nonlinearity due to novel materials (e.g., graphene), etc. Coverage includes tutorial introductions to MEMS and NEMS technology, as well as a wide range of applications, such as nonlinear oscillators and transducers for energy harvesters and electronic conditioning circuits for effective energy processing.

About the authors

Since 2007, Elena Blokhina has been with the School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland and is currently a lecturer and the research manager of the Circuits and Systems Research Group. Abdelaili El Aroudi is a professor at the University of Rovira, Finland, in the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Automatic Engineering. Eduard Alarcon is a tenured Associate Professor at the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Vibration Energy Harvesting

    Blokhina, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • MEMS Technologies for Energy Harvesting

    Domínguez-Pumar, Manuel (et al.)

    Pages 23-63

  • Oscillators for Energy Harvesting

    Blokhina, E. (et al.)

    Pages 65-106

  • Transducers for Energy Harvesting

    Blokhina, E. (et al.)

    Pages 107-125

  • Nonlinear Structural Mechanics of Micro-and Nanosystems

    Ouakad, Hassen M.

    Pages 127-195

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20355-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20354-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79302-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonlinearity in Energy Harvesting Systems
Book Subtitle
Micro- and Nanoscale Applications
Editors
  • Elena Blokhina
  • Abdelali El Aroudi
  • Eduard Alarcon
  • Dimitri Galayko
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20355-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20355-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20354-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79302-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 359
Number of Illustrations and Tables
103 b/w illustrations, 137 illustrations in colour
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