Show simple item record Perera, KCR Sampath, BG Dassanayake, VPC Hapuwatte, BM 2019-01-08T20:49:24Z 2019-01-08T20:49:24Z
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a methodology to harvest the kinetic energy of the raindrops using piezoelectric devices. In the study 1m×1m PVDF (Polyvinylidene fluoride) piezoelectric membrane, which is fixed by the four edges, is considered for the numerical simulation on deformation of the membrane due to the impact of the raindrops. Then according to the drop size of the rain, the simulation is performed classifying the rainfall types into three categories as light stratiform rain, moderate stratiform rain and heavy thundershower. The impact force of the raindrop is dependent on the terminal velocity of the raindrop, which is a function of diameter. The results were then analyzed to calculate the harvestable energy from the deformation of the piezoelectric membrane. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Raindrop, piezoelectricity, deformation, terminal velocity. en_US
dc.title Harvesting of kinetic energy of the raindrops en_US
dc.type Article-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.year 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.journal International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.issue no. 02 en_US
dc.identifier.volume vol. 08 en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 325 - 330 en_US

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