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Optimal surface profile design of deployable mesh reflectors via a force density strategy (2016)
Journal Article
Liu, J., Yang, D., Zhang, S., & Zhang, Y. (2017). Optimal surface profile design of deployable mesh reflectors via a force density strategy. Acta Astronautica, 130, 137-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.10.008

Based on a force density method coupled with optimal design of node positions, a novel approach for optimal surface profile design of mesh reflectors is presented. Uniform tension is achieved by iterations on coefficients of force density. The positi... Read More about Optimal surface profile design of deployable mesh reflectors via a force density strategy.

Numerical modeling of shape and topology optimisation of a piezoelectric cantilever beam in an energy-harvesting sensor (2016)
Journal Article
Thein, C. K., & Liu, J. (2017). Numerical modeling of shape and topology optimisation of a piezoelectric cantilever beam in an energy-harvesting sensor. Engineering with Computers, 33(1), 137-148. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00366-016-0460-3

Piezoelectric materials are excellent transducers for converting mechanical energy from the environment for use as electrical energy. The conversion of mechanical energy to electrical energy is a key component in the development of self-powered devic... Read More about Numerical modeling of shape and topology optimisation of a piezoelectric cantilever beam in an energy-harvesting sensor.

Modelling and optimisation of a bimorph piezoelectric cantilever beam in an energy harvesting application (2016)
Journal Article
Gilbert, J., Liu, J., Ooi, B. L., & Thein, C. K. (2016). Modelling and optimisation of a bimorph piezoelectric cantilever beam in an energy harvesting application. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 11(2), 212-227

Piezoelectric materials are excellent transducers in converting vibrational energy into electrical energy, and vibration-based piezoelectric generators are seen as an enabling technology for wireless sensor networks, especially in self-powered device... Read More about Modelling and optimisation of a bimorph piezoelectric cantilever beam in an energy harvesting application.