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Wei-Che Tai

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering (ME), College of Engineering

Engineering Bldg, 428 S Shaw Ln Room 4142


Wei-Che Tai's research interests focus on dynamics and vibration, and smart structures and energy harvesting. His current research activities include rotor dynamics, nonlinear dynamics and vibration, and nonlinear energy harvesting. Some applications include developing energy harvesters for intelligent tires, energy regenerative vehicle suspensions, and self-powered active vibration control for rotor ... machinery.

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Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2014

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2012

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University 2007


Liu, M., Tai, W.C. and Zuo, L., 2018. Toward broadband vibration energy harvesting via mechanical motion rectification induced inertia nonlinearity Smart Materials and Structures, 27(7), p.075022.

Yuan, Y., Liu, M., Tai, W. C., & Zuo, L. (2018). Design and treadmill test cenergy harvesting backpack with a mechanical motion rectifier. ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 140(8), p.085001. doi: 10.1115/1.4040172

Tai, W. C., Liu, M., Yuan, Y., & Zuo, L. (2018). On improvement of the frequency bandwidth of nonlinear vibration-based energy harvesters using a mechanical motion rectifier. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 140(5), p.051008. doi: 10.1115/1.4039534

Tai, W. C., & Shen, I. Y. (2018). Voltage-induced snap-through of an asymmetrically laminated, piezoelectric, thin-film diaphragm micro-actuator: Part 2 -- numerical and analytical results. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 140(5), p.051006. doi:10.1115/1.4039536