International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physics Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2016 | Rating: 7.1 / 10


Evaluation of Electric Energy Generation from Sound Energy Using Piezoelectric Actuator

Mohana Faroug Saeed Attia [2] | Afraa Ibraheim Mohmmed Abdalateef


Abstract: This paper presents the work done on the conversion techniques and methodologies of converting sound energy to its electrical counterpart, and focuses on the future of this type of energy sources than wind energy, solar energy, and biogas. Also, it includes the increase in energy consumption due to ever growing number of electronic devices, and the harvesting energy from humans and using of piezoelectricity. In the experimental work, a piezoelectric generator lead zirconate titante (PZT actuator) is used to extract sound energy from the loudspeaker from various distances and then to convert this energy into electrical energy. The maximum voltage generated by the piezoelectric generator occurs when its resonant frequency is operating near the frequency of sound. The result shows that the maximum output voltage of 28.8 mVrms was obtained with the sound intensity of 80.5 dB resonant frequency of 65 Hz at 1 cm distance in the first mode. In the second mode, the maximum output voltage of 94 m Vrms was obtained with the sound intensity of 105.7 dB at resonant frequency of 378 Hz at 1 cm which is larger than that of the first mode. However, for both modes, voltage decreases as distance increases.


Keywords: piezoelectric effect, sound energy, piezoelectric material, resonant frequency, PZT actuator, electricity


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2016,


Pages: 218 - 225


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