Development of Magnetostrictive Energy Harvesting of Mechanical Vibration Energy
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Development of an energy harvesting system utilizing the magnetostrictive material, Galfenol, will be completed in this effort. The energy harvesting system will consist of Galfenol plates or sheets, magnetic circuit components, coupling structure, power conditioning electronics, sensor, and wireless transmitter. Lab testing and relevant environment testing through sea-trials will be completed on the system and compared to the predicted performance of FEA and analytical models. In addition, Galfenol wire fabrication efforts will be advanced with the primary goal of developing a Galfenol alloy and process capable of producing wire with the appropriate texture to maximize energy harvesting properties for future 1D devices.
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Research Institution Information:
Etrema Products, Inc.
2500 N. Loop Drive Ames, IA -
Number of Employees:
Ames Laboratory, USDOE
126 Metals Development
Ames, IA 50011-