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Nonlinear piezoelectric plate framework for aeroelastic energy harvesting and actuation applications

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Author(s):
de Carvalho Dias, Jose Augusto [1] ; Candido de Sousa, Vagner [2] ; Erturk, Alper [3] ; De Marqui Junior, Carlos [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Aeronaut Engn, Sao Carlos Sch Engn, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista Unesp, Campus Expt Sao Joao da Boa Vista, BR-13876750 Sao Joao Da Boa Vista, SP - Brazil
[3] Georgia Inst Technol, GW Woodruff Sch Mech Engn, Atlanta, GA 30332 - USA
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Smart Materials and Structures; v. 29, n. 10 OCT 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The use of piezoelectric materials in various applications, including the development of bio-inspired structures, vibration control, energy harvesting, among others, has been investigated by several researchers over the last few decades. In most cases, linear piezoelectricity is assumed in modeling and analysis of such systems. However, the recent literature shows that non-linear manifestations of piezoelectric materials are relevant and can modify the electromechanical behavior especially around the resonance. This work extends the investigation of non-linear piezoelectricity, by adding geometric nonlinearities and aerodynamic effects, to aeroelastic problems such as wind energy harvesting. A piezoaeroelastic model that combines a non-linear coupled finite element model and the doublet lattice model of unsteady aerodynamics is presented. The electromechanically coupled finite element model includes the non-linear behavior of piezoelectric material under weak electric fields. Model predictions are validated by experimental data for 1) a double bimorph actuation case and 2) a vibration based energy harvesting case. Later, the piezoaeroelastic behavior of a generator plate-like wing for wind energy harvesting is numerically investigated when linear as well as non-linear piezoelectricity is considered. The experimentally validated geometrically and materially non-linear framework presented here is applicable to both energy harvesting and actuation problems in the presence of air flow. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/21827-3 - Modeling and experimental verification of a piezoelectric actuated flexible wing for Morphing and structural control
Grantee:José Augusto de Carvalho Dias
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/08467-6 - Effects of shape memory alloy elements on the behavior of aeroelastic systems and adaptive metamaterials
Grantee:Vagner Candido de Sousa
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 15/26045-6 - Effects of shape memory alloy elements on the behavior of aeroelastic systems and adaptive metamaterials
Grantee:Vagner Candido de Sousa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/13717-9 - Modeling and experimental verification of a piezoelectric actuated flexible wing for morphing and structural control
Grantee:José Augusto de Carvalho Dias
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate