New book on Micro Energy Harvesting with contributions from NiPS

Dr. Helios Vocca and Prof. Luca Gammaitoni contributed to the chapter 2 of the new book "Micro Energy Harvesting" (ISBN: 978-3-527-31902-2)
This chapter is devoted to Fundamentals of Mechanics and Dynamics:

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Strategies for Micro Vibration Energy Harvesting
2.2.1 Piezoelectric
2.2.2 Electromagnetic
2.2.3 Electrostatic
2.2.4 From Macro to Micro to Nano
2.3 Dynamical Models for Vibration Energy Harvesters
2.3.1 Stochastic Character of Ambient Vibrations
2.3.2 Linear Case 1: Piezoelectric Cantilever Generator
2.3.3 Linear Case 2: Electromagnetic Generator
2.3.4 Transfer Function
2.4 Beyond Linear Micro-Vibration Harvesting
2.4.1 Frequency Tuning
2.4.2 Multimodal Harvesting
2.4.3 Up-Conversion Techniques
2.5 Nonlinear Micro-Vibration Energy Harvesting
2.5.1 Bistable Oscillators: Cantilever
2.5.2 Bistable Oscillators: Buckled Beam
2.5.3 Monostable Oscillators
2.6 Conclusions

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