Solid-state Harvesters Based on Magnetic Methods for Selected Mechanical Applications (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2012)

Prof Jerzy Kaleta, Head of the Continuum Mechanics Division
Wroclaw University of Technology
May 16, 2012.


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  • Using Giant Magnetostrictive (Terfenol-D and its composites) and FerroMagnetic (neodymium) materials to construct energy harvesters capable for producing 10mW to 5W from ambient mechanical vibration.
  • Using the energy harvesters as sensors for structural health monitoring.

Speaker Biography (Jerzy Kaleta)

Degrees: Wroclaw University of Technology (WUT), Institute of Materials Science and Applied Mechanics (IMSAM): M.Sc. - 1978, Ph.D. - 1978, D.Sc. (habilitation) - 1998, Prof. of WUT - 2008. Position: Head of the Continuum Mechanics Division (since 2002 -).
Fields of Interest: fatigue, energy hypothesis of fatigue, measurement of energy and damping, Smart Materials (Ferro- and Magnethoreological Fluids, Giant Magnetostrictive Materials, Magnetocaloric Materials), magnetovision as new NDT, application of cross effects (Villari Effect, Thompson Effect), energy harvesting, plasticity induced martensitic transformation, high pressure vessels for hydrogen and methane as car fuels. Publications: above 250 (papers and presentations in international and local conferences).

Company Profile (Wroclaw University of Technology)

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Company: Wroclaw University of Technology - WUT, Institute of Materials Science and Applied Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics Division
Activity Details: Continuum Mechanics Division performs activities in several fields, include smart materials and structures, energy harvesting, high pressure composite vessels for gaseous fuels (hydrogen, methane), reinforced composite structures, dimensional analysis and theory of similarity, biomechanics, dynamics of mechanical systems, constitutive hypotheses, elasticity and plasticity theory, materials technology (nano-materials, new plastics and their technology, changes in microstructure and material properties, sol-gel technology), fracture mechanics and the fatigue of materials, methods of experimental mechanics, modelling of processes in mechanics, rheology, strength of materials.
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