Investigation of Velocity Sensing in Harvesters for Magnetorheological Dampers

Bogdan Sapiński 1  and Andrzej Matras 2
  • 1 AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Process Control, 30-059, Cracow, Poland
  • 2 AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Power Electronics and Energy Control Systems, 30-059, Cracow, Poland

Abstract

This paper investigates the performance of electromagnetic vibration harvesters that can be incorporated in energy harvesting magnetorheological (MR) dampers. The study outlines the structure and operating principles of harvesters and compares results of numerical calculations with measurement data obtained under idle run. Results demonstrate the potential applications of harvesters as velocity sensors. The relationship between electromotive force (emf) and velocity across the devices is established. The discussion section suggests that power generation by harvesters can provide the velocity information by utilising the sensing function applicable to a variety of control algorithms.

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