Piezoelectric cable macro-fiber composites for use in energy harvesting

Matthew N. Silleto, Sang Jae Yoon, Kazuo Arakawa

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Piezoelectric cable is a commercial electronic sensor that incorporates the piezoelectric polymer polyvinylidene fluoride. This paper investigated a potential application of piezoelectric cable for energy harvesting. A method for testing the electrical output using the tensile load was developed and used to determine the output properties of the cable. A design for a piezoelectric cable fiber composite is presented, along with recommendations for potential applications and further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-127
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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