A review of hydraulic energy harvester designs – current practice and future improvements

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This paper addresses the underexplored domain of hydraulic energy harvesters (HEH). Through a literature review, existing designs are identified, aiding in the categorisation of energy conversion technologies and fluid-mechanical interfaces. Recognizing a lack of standardized approaches to testing HEH, the paper proposes a re-configurable test platform. The platform, accommodating diverse configurations, operates at high pressures, aligns with existing hydraulic setups, and functions in static or dynamic modes. This tool aims to assist researchers further explore the implementation of HEHs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2993-3002
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Design Society
Early online date16 May 2024
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2024
Event2024 International Design Society Conference, Design 2024 - Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 20 May 202423 May 2024


  • design review
  • energy efficiency
  • energy harvester
  • prototyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation

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