Capturing kinetic wind energy using piezoelectric materials

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Capturing kinetic wind energy using piezoelectric materials

EU

Project No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-03-0123

Project title: ‘Capturing kinetic wind energy using piezoelectric materials’
Start of project activities – 2017-09-29
End of the project – 2018-04-30
Funding available – 2839,05 Eur

The project is financed by the European Social Fund under the European Union Funds Investment Operational Programme 2014-2020, Priority 9 “Public Education and Enhancing the Potential of Human Resources”, Implementing Measure No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Developing the Scientific Competence of Scientists, Other Researchers, and Students through Practical Scientific Activities”.

To tackle the environmental problem of waste from single-use energy sources, conventional, low-power energy sources must be replaced by alternative energy sources. According to recent research, energy harvesting devices based on piezoelectric materials have the greatest potential in this area.

The aim of the project is to investigate the application of piezoelectric materials in kinetic energy harvesting systems.

During the project, the student will carry out a theoretical study of a kinetic wind energy harvesting system based on piezoelectric materials, fabricate a prototype (mock-up) of the kinetic wind energy harvesting system, and carry out experimental investigations in order to determine the optimum modes of operation and the efficiency of the system.
The project will provide the student with the competence to carry out interdisciplinary and relevant research and to apply the results of the research in practice.