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Power computation for the triboelectric nanogenerator

Deane, Jonathan (2018) Power computation for the triboelectric nanogenerator Nano Energy, 54. pp. 39-49.

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We consider, from a mathematical perspective, the power generated by a contact-mode triboelectric nanogenerator, an energy harvesting device that has been thoroughly studied recently. We encapsulate the behaviour of the device in a differential equation, which although linear and of f1rst order, has periodic coeffcients, leading to some interesting mathematical problems. In studying these, we derive approximate forms for the mean power generated and the current waveforms, and describe a procedure for computing the Fourier coefficients for the current, enabling us to compute the power accurately and show how the power is distributed over the harmonics. Comparisons with numerics validate our analysis.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Authors :
Date : December 2018
DOI : 10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.09.063
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords : Tribo-electricity; Nanogenerator; Power computation; Fourier series; Differential equation; Perturbation theory
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 03 Oct 2018 13:03
Last Modified : 02 Oct 2019 02:08

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