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(Color online) Design of the vertical small scale windmill. (a) Schematic picture of the cylindrical windmill, (b) internal structure of the cylindrical windmill, (c) rectangular windmill with one row of nine piezoelectric bimorphs, and (iv) internal structure of rectangular windmill showing the crank-shaft design.
(Color online) Optimized design of the small scale windmill with isometric view and internal crank-shaft structure exhibiting translation mechanism.
(Color online) Output power as a function of load. (a) Piezoelectric puller arm and (b) piezoelectric puller arm
Output voltage wave form for piezoelectric puller arm deflection of (a) front row of bimorphs and (b) back row of bimorphs.
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