Energy Harvesting with Multilayer Piezoelectric Ceramics

Gul M., Akyurekli A., Gulec H., Gurbuz M., Kurosaki N., Dogan A.

IEEE Joint Int Symp on the Applications of Ferroelectrics / Int Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices / Workshop on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy, Pennsylvania, United States Of America, 12 - 16 May 2014, pp.67-70 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/isaf.2014.6922974
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-70
  • Keywords: Piezoelectric, multilayer, energy harvesting, modelling, vibration
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Energy harvesting from piezoelectric ceramic components can be achieved in three ways. These are impact induced, continues vibration induced, and decaying vibration induced. Defining the necessary characteristic of piezoelectric materials in ATILA provides the preliminary knowledge of expectation result of multilayer product under vibration condition. In this study, continues vibration induced energy harvesting over the multilayer ceramic were studied. Experimental studies were performed on the multilayer piezoelectric ceramics with 10x10 mm size with twenty six layer and 2mm thickness. FEM studies on multilayer were performed with ATILA finite element modeling program. In addition, experimental setup was modeled in ATILA to have the possible experimental results. Finally, experimental and modelled properties of samples were compared as a function of voltage, power, and charge.