Piezoelectric Aeroelastic Energy Harvesting

Piezoelectric Aeroelastic Energy Harvesting

1st Edition - November 22, 2021

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  • Authors: Hassan Elahi, Marco Eugeni, Paolo Gaudenzi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241776
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239681

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Piezoelectric Aeroelastic Energy Harvesting explains the design and implementation of piezoelectric energy harvesting devices based on fluid-structure interaction. There is currently an increase in demand for low power electronic instruments in a range of settings, and recent advances have driven their energy consumption downwards. As a result, the possibility to extract energy from an operational environment is of growing significance to industry and academic research globally. This book solves problems related to the integration of smart structures with the aeroelastic system, addresses the importance of the aerodynamic model on accurate prediction of the performance of the energy harvester, describes the overall effect of the piezoelectric patch on the dynamics of the system, and explains different mechanisms for harvesting energy via fluid-structure interaction. This wealth of innovative technical information is supported by introductory chapters on piezoelectric materials, energy harvesting and circuits, and fluid structure interaction, opening this interdisciplinary topic up for readers with a range of backgrounds.

Key Features

  • Provides new designs of piezoelectric energy harvesters for fluid-structure interaction
  • Explains how to correctly model aerodynamics for effective aeroelastic energy harvesting
  • Numerical examples allow the reader to practice the design, modeling and implementation of piezoelectric energy harvesting devices


Researchers interested in aeroelastic systems, piezoelectric materials, energy harvesting devices, or fluid structure interaction

Table of Contents

  • Part I Introduction
    1. Piezoelectric Materials
    2. Smart structures
    3. Fluid-Structure Interaction

    Part II Energy Harvesting
    4. Energy harvesting
    5. Piezoelectric energy harvesters
    6. Energy harvesting and circuits
    7. Modelling and simulation of a piezoelectric energy harvester

    Part III Aeroelastic Energy Harvesting
    8. Flutter-based aeroelastic energy harvesting
    9. Limit cycle oscillations
    10. Vortex-induced vibrations based aeroelastic energy harvesting
    11. Gallooping-based aeroelastic energy harvesting
    12. Experimental aeroelastic energy harvesting
    13. Concluding remarks

Product details

  • No. of pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: November 22, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241776
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239681

About the Authors

Hassan Elahi

Hassan Elahi completed his PhD at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy on fellowship, and has been working as a research associate in the same department since. He has also been working as a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. His research focuses on subjects related to the design and implementation of piezoelectric aeroelastic energy harvesting, and has had papers published in journals for audiences including aerospace engineering, microelectronics, materials science, and energy engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Marco Eugeni

Dr. Marco Eugeni holds a Master’s degree in Space Engineering and PhD in Aerospace Materials and Technologies at Sapienza University of Rome, 2014. Since 2014 he has been an Associate Researcher at Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMA). He is a Participant in various ESA project concerning the Vega launcher and Industry 4.0 applications to Satellite Industry, and since 2016, a consultant to Smart Structures Solutions directly involved in the main experimental campaign carried on. Dr. Eugeni's research topics concentrate in computational mechanics and finite element, aerospace structures, composite structures, thermal structures, intelligent materials and structures, aeroelasticity, viscoelastic materials modeling, structural dynamics, additive manufacturing, and smart manufacturing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Paolo Gaudenzi

Dr. Paolo Gaudenzi is a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Università di Roma La Sapienza (1989). He is an expert in the evaluation of research projects for the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research, the Italian Ministry for Industrial development, The European Research Council, the regions Lazio, Toscana, Veneto, Piemonte, Puglia; and the Chairman of the selection board for ENEA (National research body in the field of energy and power). Dr. Gaudenzi is the author of more than 100 papers, 44 of which published on international refereed journals, and of the research book Smart structures, J. Wiley 2009. His reseach interests are aerospace structures, space systems, concurrent engineering and multidisciplinary methods for engineering design, cost engineering, laminated and composite structures, active materials and intelligent structures, thermal structures, finite element modelling, multyphisics analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor and Director of the Professional Master in Satellites and orbital platforms, director of the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Aerospaziale (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), Università di Roma La Sapienza.

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