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Frohlich Joachim

Bio: Frohlich Joachim is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Automatic frequency control. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 2 citations.

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03 May 2012
TL;DR: In this paper, a method and device for harvesting energy from a fluid flow by converting the kinetic energy of the flow into vibrational energy, which then may be converted to electrical energy by a magnetostrictive-based vibrational harvester.
Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a method and device for harvesting energy from a fluid flow by converting the kinetic energy of the flow into vibrational energy, which then may be converted to electrical energy by a magnetostrictive-based vibrational energy harvester. Some embodiments of this device rely on the principle of vortex-induced vibrations, where the frequency of the induced vibration is of the same order as the frequency of vortex shedding (the Strouhal number). Some embodiments of this device rely on the principle of turbulence-induced vibration, where the frequency of vibration can be significantly higher than the vortex shedding frequency, and is related to the turbulence frequency of the flow. Some embodiments also relate to converting energy from pressure pulses or differentials in the fluid. These embodiments in no way limit the vibration induction mechanism, and other principles of flow-induced vibration may be used in conjunction with the magnetostrictive-based vibrational energy harvester.

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