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Pendulum energy converter excited by random loads

Dostal, Leo and Korner, Kevin and Kreuzer, Edwin and Yurchenko, Daniil (2018) Pendulum energy converter excited by random loads. ZAMM - Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 98 (3). pp. 349-366. ISSN 0044-2267.

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We present new solutions for the dynamics of a pendulum energy converter which is vertically excited at its suspension point. Thereby, we deal with a random excitation by a non‐white Gaussian stochastic process. We formulate the pendulum energy converter as a weakly perturbed Hamiltonian system. The random process across the energy levels of the Hamiltonian system is then approximated by a Markov process, which is obtained by stochastic averaging. This procedure leads to analytical results for the energy of the pendulum motion, which are used for analyzing the required probability of reaching higher energy states of the pendulum energy converter in order to maximize the harvested energy.

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Additional Information:© 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Received 11 January 2017, revised 6 July 2017, accepted 22 September 2017, Published online 8 November 2017. Part of this research was carried out while Kevin Korner was visiting the Institute of Mechanics and Ocean Engineering of Hamburg University of Technology. He has been funded by Cylad Consulting GmbH, which is greatly acknowledged.
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Subject Keywords:Parametric excitation, pendulum dynamics, stochastic averaging, energy harvesting, random seas
Classification Code:MSC (2010): 60H35
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Official Citation:Dostal, L. , Korner, K. , Kreuzer, E. and Yurchenko, D. (2018), Pendulum energy converter excited by random loads. Z. Angew. Math. Mech., 98: 349-366. doi:10.1002/zamm.201700007
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