Further application of stochastic resonance for energy harvesting

Dongxu Su, Kimihiko Nakano, Honggang Hu, Matthew P. Cartmell, Masanori Ohori, Rencheng Zheng

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book


In addition to the wide range of applications of stochastic resonance in the field of signal processing, the phenomenon has also been investigated as an effective tool for enhancing vibrational energy harvesting. This paper proposes a hypothetical method for achieving stochastic resonance and increasing the available energy from external ambient vibration. In order to illustrate this proposal, a bistable mechanical system is proposed to study the feasibility by theoretical analysis. The amount of available energy and the energy consumed to produce the small-scale additional force is analyzed through numerical simulations. It is shown that the proposed method can significantly enhance the harvested vibrational energy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference - Palo Alto, CA, United States
Duration: 21 Oct 201323 Oct 2013


ConferenceASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPalo Alto, CA


  • resonance
  • energy harvesting

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