Abstract

In this work consideration is given for hydro energy harvesting contained in residual water streams. The idea lies in the bifurcation of the stream into two channels separated by a compliant surface or membrane which, albeit with equalized static pressure at both sides, nevertheless with a relative velocity. As a result of the differential dynamic pressure, a steady-state harmonic motion is established which might be transformed into an electrical output. A first experimental assessment of this idea constitutes the core of this presentation.

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