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Document Type

Research

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

1960

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

67

Issue

1

First Page

382

Last Page

388

Copyright

© Copyright 1960 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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