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dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, V. Hugo
dc.contributor.authorKlakken, M.
dc.contributor.authorDarejeh, Hadi
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-17T19:13:17Z
dc.date.available2015-04-17T19:13:17Z
dc.date.issued1983-11
dc.identifier.citationV.H. Schmidt, M. Klakken, and H. Darejeh, “PVF2 bimorphs as active elements in wind generators,� Ferroelectrics 51, 105-110 (1983)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0015-0193
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/8984
dc.description.abstractThe application to wind electric generation of bimorphs constructed of two sheets glued back-to-back of the piezoelectric polymer poly(vinylidene fluoride), or PVF2, is discussed. First, some fundamentals of piezoelectric behavior and of cantilever beam oscillations are reviewed. Then test results are presented for electrically driven PVF2 bimorphs oscillating in air and in vacuum, from which damping factors are derived. Next, two particular vertical axis wind generator designs are described employing such oscillating cantilever bimorphs which are forced into oscillation by the alternating direction of the wind forces acting on them during each rotor revolution. Wind tunnel test results for both designs are presented. Finally, the effect of possible improved polymer properties on generator output and cost is discussed.en_US
dc.subjectMaterials scienceen_US
dc.subjectPhysicsen_US
dc.subjectElectromagneticsen_US
dc.titlePVF2 bimorphs as active elements in wind generatorsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage105en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage110en_US
mus.citation.issue1en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleFerroelectricsen_US
mus.citation.volume51en_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.identifier.categoryPhysics & Mathematicsen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1080/00150198308009060en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Science
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentPhysics.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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