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BTN BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State professor is picking up good vibrations

Discussion in 'News' started by BTN.com staff, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State professor is picking up good vibrations
    BTN.com staff via Big Ten Network

    Sometimes the smallest things can make big differences. The sway of a bridge or building caused by wind is barely perceptible for most people, for instance, but Ryan Harne sees a major potential source of energy in what few others even notice. An assistant professor in Ohio State’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Harne has studied vibration-energy harvesting for several years. His research examines how the movements of large structures, like skyscrapers and bridges, could translate into usable energy. “If a bridge weakens steadily over time due to swaying, nowadays it’s quite common to go ahead and either retrofit[​IMG]

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