Analysis and evaluation of energy converters based on multi-axis inertial reaction mechanisms

I. A. Antoniadis, V. Georgoutsos, A. Paradeisiotis, S. A. Kanarachos, K. Gryllias

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    Abstract

    The paper addresses a novel type of energy converters, which are based on a class of internal body mechanisms, providing inertial reaction against a multi-axis/multi-direction motion of an external vessel. The internal bodies are suspended from the external vessel body by a symmetric four bar mechanism. The first advantage of this suspension geometry is that a linear trajectory results for the center of the mass of the suspended body with respect to the external vessel, enabling the introduction of a quite simple form of a Power Take Off (PTO) design. Moreover, the simplicity and the symmetry of the suspension geometry and of the PTO, ensure a quite simple and robust technological implementation, removing the restrictions of other linear, pendulum or gyroscopic variants of inertial reacting bodies. Furthermore, the mass and the inertia distribution of the internal body are optimized for the maximal conversion and storage of the external energy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of ISMA 2016 - International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering and USD2016 - International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics
    PublisherKU Leuven, Departement Werktuigkunde
    Pages667-679
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9789073802940
    ISBN (Print)9789073802940
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016
    Event27th International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, ISMA 2016 and International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics, USD2016 - Leuven, Belgium
    Duration: 19 Sept 201621 Sept 2016

    Conference

    Conference27th International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, ISMA 2016 and International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics, USD2016
    Country/TerritoryBelgium
    CityLeuven
    Period19/09/1621/09/16

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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