Project DetailsWith energy generation and harvesting and nanoenergy as priority areas this proposal seeks to develop a self-powering tribo-electric nanogenerator ( TENG) and active embedded vibration nano-sensor for structural self-monitoring and self- control. This is motivated by the development of resilient, safer and more reliable structures. The project involves the development of the energy harvesting triboelectric nano-generator, which will be further developed to act as active vibration sensor capable to transform the vibration energy into compression to utilize the triboelectric effect. As a self-powering device which utilizes self-generated tribo-electric energy, the developed nano-sensor will not require additional energy and will be environmentally friendly and safe. The sensor’s nano-size will permit its incorporation within a structure without affecting its weight. The project includes the development of a vibration-based structural self -health monitoring and self-control procedures and codes to be incorporated into a controller. The main result of this proposal is the development of a smart structure capable to use its vibrations for self-monitoring and self-control purposes
This project is collaborative between MAE Strathclyde University and FIDAMC materials ( Madrid, Spain). The studentship will be based at Strathclyde University. Part of the work will take place at FIDAMC. The project is partially supported by FIDAMC and the University of Strathclyde.
Funding DetailsThe materials and the experimental work is funded by FIDAMC-materials, Madrid.
Partial funding towards a scholarship, including tuition fees, will be provided on a competitive basis. Contact Dr I Trendafilova, for further details.