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Performance of III–V Solar Cells as Indoor Light Energy Harvesters
Energy-harvesting systems provide power autonomy to individual wireless sensor nodes, allowing simpler deployment, as compared with wired nodes and longer lifetimes than battery-powered ones. IndoorExpand
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Modelling bearing failure in countersunk composite joints under quasi-static loading using 3D explicit finite element analysis
Abstract Three-dimensional explicit finite element modelling is used to predict the quasi-static bearing response of typical countersunk composite fuselage skin joints. In order to accuratelyExpand
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An experimental investigation into the progression of damage in pin-loaded fibre metal laminates
An investigation into the progression of damage in pin-loaded fibre metal laminate (FML) joints is presented. A parametric study was carried out on the commercially available FML, GLARE®, in whichExpand
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A Vision for Thermally Integrated Photonics Systems
Thermal management has traditionally been relegated to the last step in the design process. Expand
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A high figure of merit vibrational energy harvester for low frequency applications
Small-scale vibration energy harvesters that respond efficiently at low frequencies are challenging to realize. This paper describes the design and implementation of one such harvester, whichExpand
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Stress analysis of single-bolt, single-lap, countersunk composite joints with variable bolt-hole clearance
Abstract Single-lap, carbon–epoxy joints with countersunk fasteners were modelled using the nonlinear finite element code Abaqus. A highly-detailed analysis of the stress distribution at theExpand
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A Multiple Degree-of-Freedom Velocity-Amplified Vibrational Energy Harvester: Part B — Modelling
Vibrational energy harvesting has become relevant as a power source for the reduced power requirement of electronics used in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Vibrational energy harvesters (VEHs) areExpand
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Simulating damage and delamination in fibre metal laminate joints using a three-dimensional damage model with cohesive elements and damage regularisation
This paper investigates the capability of a three-dimensional finite element model with damaging material behaviour, cohesive elements and damage regularisation to simulate complex damage patterns inExpand
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The influence of mass configurations on velocity amplified vibrational energy harvesters
Vibrational energy harvesters scavenge ambient vibrational energy, offering an alternative to batteries for the autonomous operation of low power electronics. Velocity amplified electromagneticExpand
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Modelling a single-bolt countersunk composite joint using implicit and explicit finite element analysis
Abstract In this paper the mechanical behaviour of a composite joint incorporating a single countersunk fastener is investigated both experimentally and numerically. Results from an explicit dynamicsExpand
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