Nonlinear energy harvesting from random narrow-band excitations

Natalia Khovanova, Igor Khovanov, Zarina Davletzhanova

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The efficiency of linear and nonlinear harvesters with different types of nonlinearity is compared. Narrow band ambient vibrations are modeled by harmonic Gaussian noise. We show that the performance of nonlinear harvesters strongly depends on both the form of nonlinearity and the properties of the noise. Particular forms of nonlinearities which can produce a better than linear response are identiied, and these depend on the spectral width of the harmonic noise.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1440026
JournalInternational Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 20 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Bistability
  • Energy harvesting
  • Hard and soft nonlinearities
  • Harmonic noise
  • Narrow-band vibrations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Applied Mathematics

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