Project Objectives

Aim

Combine the mitigation of unwanted vibrations in automotive powertrains through the TET technique, with the useful transformation of the kinetic energy of vibrating parts to electrical energy.

Tools

This poses the challenge to employ fashionable methods, such as TET, to rotational mechanisms and apply our in-house expertise in nonlinear dynamics. We perform high-end modelling simulations and design experiments to validate our results in close collaboration with our industrial partners.

Applications

  • Harvesting energy from vibrations both in a translational and a rotational regime.
  • Energy harvesting from the NES vibration absorbers.
  • Identifying hotspots for harvesters in a powertrain system.
  • Materialising applications to which the harvested energy can be delivered.