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On the maximum power transfer theorem within electromechanical systems

Stephen, N. (2006) On the maximum power transfer theorem within electromechanical systems Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 220, (8), pp. 1261-1267. (doi:10.1243/09544062JMES304).

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Conditions for maximum power transfer are considered within electrical, mechanical and electromechanical systems. The familiar concept of resistance load matching within an electrical system is extended to a mechanical system, and is 50% efficient. For electromechanical systems, the transfer of maximum power from one domain (say, the electrical) to the other (say, mechanical) is also 50% efficient. However, when losses occur in both the electrical and mechanical domains, the concept of load matching must be applied within the domain to which power is being delivered; efficiency is now less than 50%, which is most easily seen from the source domain.

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Published date: 2006
Keywords: electromechanical, maximum power transfer, energy harvesting


Local EPrints ID: 39348
ISSN: 0954-4062
PURE UUID: 188fe23a-46cf-4d28-87d7-19a34d228689

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Date deposited: 09 Jan 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:37

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