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S4: Symposium on Energy Harvesting and Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring



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Vast reductions in the size and power consumption of CMOS circuitry have led to focused research efforts on small and efficient power sources. Much of the current emphasis has been on developing on-site generators that transform an available environmental energy (light, kinetic, and thermal gradient) into electrical energy. This symposium will review past developments, current challenges and future goals in the field of energy harvesting and its application to structural health monitoring. Presentations in the symposium will concentrate on these topics: Energy Harvesting (piezoelectric, inductive, magnetostrictive, photovoltaic, electrets, radioactive and thermoelectric), and Structural Health Monitoring.

 

Proposed Session Topics

  • Theory and Modeling
  • Vibration Energy Harvesting – transducer design and fabrication, bulk harvesters, MEMS systems
  • Light and thermal gradient energy harvesting, ceramics in solar cells
  • Multimodal techniques and implementation
  • Integration with wireless sensor networks
  • Materials for energy harvesting – Piezoelectric, electrets, photovoltaic, polymers, magnetostrictive, radioactive, thermoelectric, electrostatic
  • Energy Harvesting Circuits and Control Systems
  • Structural Health Monitoring


Symposium Organizers

  • Shashank Priya, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Paul Clem, Sandia National Laboratory
  • Nian Sun, Northeastern University
  • Henry Sodano, Arizona State University
  • Gyuhae Park, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Peter Finkel, NUWC


Point of Contact

Shashank Priya, Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS), USA, Phone: +1 (540) 231-0745

 


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