A Review of Piezoelectric Vibration Generator for Energy Harvesting
Piezoelectric vibration generator has the advantages of small volume and simple technology and working in various poor environments, so it will inevitably power for wireless sensor network, micro electromechanical system (MEMS) devices, and other electric devices, instead of traditional cell. First of all, the generation power principle as well as the vibration mode of piezoelectric vibration generator is presented. Then, the basic theory and its application of structural behavior and damping influence are analyzed. Finally, the problems and the challenge of piezoelectric vibration generator are discussed.
Z. Yan and Q. He, "A Review of Piezoelectric Vibration Generator for Energy Harvesting", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 44-47, pp. 2945-2949, 2011