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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2016, Article ID 9614842, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9614842
Research Article

A Broadband Vibration-Based Energy Harvester Using an Array of Piezoelectric Beams Connected by Springs

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de Chile, Beauchef 851, 9370456 Santiago, Chile

Received 2 June 2015; Revised 25 August 2015; Accepted 27 August 2015

Academic Editor: Carlo Trigona

Copyright © 2016 V. Meruane and K. Pichara. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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