Structural Design and Testing of a Butterfly Piezoelectric Generator with Multilayer Cantilever Beams
In order to solve the inconsistent problem of multi-layer connection and vibration in each layer, a butterfly piezoelectric generator with multilayer cantilever beams is designed. The generator is mainly constituted by butterfly multilayer cantilever beams and mass subassembly two parts. Physical devices of butterfly generator and typical piezoelectric cantilever are fabricated respectively. The experimental setup is also put up for the testing of resonant frequency and output voltage. It can be found that each layer of multilayer generator has a similar output voltage and resonant frequency to the typical one with same geometric and material parameters. So each layer in butterfly piezoelectric generator can be simplified as a typical cantilever beam for researching and analyzing.
Zhengyi Jiang, Xianghua Liu, Sihai Jiao and Jingtao Han
Z. L. Ruan et al., "Structural Design and Testing of a Butterfly Piezoelectric Generator with Multilayer Cantilever Beams", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 655-657, pp. 823-829, 2013