A mathematical investigation is made of the feasibility of extracting usable mechano-electric power from a critically damped and randomly excited mechanical oscillator. Two different analytic functions are used to approximate practical squared-velocity spectra for the motion of the vehicle supporting the oscillator, and the corresponding expressions for extractable power are developed. Numerically computed results are presented graphically to illustrate the effects of varying the oscillator parameters.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1960 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Bolie, Victor W. and Long, Francis M.
"A Theoretical Study of a Randomly Excited Mechanical Oscillator,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 67(1), 382-388.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol67/iss1/49