Shock and Vibration

Vibration Energy Harvesting: Linear, Nonlinear, and Rotational Approaches

Publishing date
01 Sep 2018
Submission deadline
27 Apr 2018

1University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

2Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China

3State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, USA

4University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Vibration Energy Harvesting: Linear, Nonlinear, and Rotational Approaches


In recent years, multifunctional and low-power consuming features of modern electronic devices enable their widespread deployment in integrated/embedded sensor systems in the consumer electronics, Internet of Things (IoT) and so forth. However, their continuous functionality is limited by the life of the power source. To overcome this limitation, there is a growing interest in energy harvesting from the ambient environment to supply an uninterruptible power to these devices. Consequently, vibration-based energy harvesting has recently flourished as a major thrust area in small-scale energy generation. Kinetic energy generated by vibration is converted to electrical energy that can subsequently be stored and/or used directly as a power source. Depending on the source of vibration and intended application, these could be linear, nonlinear, and rotational. The main challenge is to design an efficient harvesting system. The efficient design of such energy harvesting system requires thorough understanding of the characteristics of the surrounding vibration, the device components, and the dynamics of the overall system.

The proposed aim of this special issue is to present current state-of-the-art research in the fields of vibration energy harvesting systems including linear, nonlinear, and rotational systems, addressing a variety of topics from application to analysis, all with the goal of developing efficient vibration energy harvesting system. We welcome original research articles which should include in-depth research discussions clearly identifying the current progress and challenges in the respective field. Review articles summarizing the current state of understanding of a particular topic in the field are also welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • General issues on linear, nonlinear, and rotational vibration energy harvesting
  • Linearity/nonlinearity in rotational energy harvesting systems
  • Theory, modeling, and analysis of vibration energy harvesters
  • Optimization techniques for efficient energy harvesting
  • Power management for vibration energy harvesting systems
  • Vibration powered wireless sensor networks in the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Wearable energy harvesting for low-power electronics
  • Bioinspired energy generation, conversion, and storage
  • Self-powered integrated/embedded sensor systems
  • Wind and flow driven energy harvesting systems
  • Micro/nanoelectromechanical systems for vibration energy harvesting
  • Application and implementation issues in vibration energy harvesting systems


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5381756
  • - Editorial

Vibration Energy Harvesting: Linear, Nonlinear, and Rotational Approaches

Miah Abdul Halim | Kai Tao | ... | Dibin Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2830686
  • - Research Article

Temperature Energy Influence Compensation for MEMS Vibration Gyroscope Based on RBF NN-GA-KF Method

Huiliang Cao | Yingjie Zhang | ... | Xinwang Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8475896
  • - Research Article

Impedance Analysis and Optimization of Self-Powered Interface Circuit for Wireless Sensor Nodes Application

Yuan Dong | Dezhi Li | ... | Bin Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2039561
  • - Research Article

Broadening Band of Wind Speed for Aeroelastic Energy Scavenging of a Cylinder through Buffeting in the Wakes of a Squared Prism

Junlei Wang | Linfeng Geng | ... | Yaoliang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9609745
  • - Research Article

Modeling and Simulation of Transverse Free Vibration Analysis of a Rectangular Plate with Cutouts Using Energy Principles

Shuangxia Shi | Bin Xiao | ... | Chao Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6901268
  • - Research Article

Energy Dissipation Contribution Modeling of Vibratory Behavior for Silicon Micromachined Gyroscope

J. Zhou | Q. Shen | ... | W. Z. Yuan
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