Optimizing the efficiency of primary and secondary coil configurations for Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer (DWPT) in Electric Vehicles (EVs) requires means for accurate calculation of the mutual inductance in an array of coils. Based on finite element simulation method, we present a quick and accurate method for calculating the energy transfer capabilities of a given DWPT array. By consecutively switching on and off every coil and driving them with a constant current ramp rate, mutual inductances and a coupling coefficient matrix of the whole configuration is easily calculated. This method allows for relatively easy optimization and up-scaling of DWPT systems to multiple arrays of primary and secondary coils as well as implementing various coil designs and configurations. The data acquired using this method may also be used during real-time applications providing indications of vehicle relative alignment.
|Title of host publication||2017 Electric Vehicles International Conference, EV 2017|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 29 Dec 2017|
|Event||2017 Electric Vehicles International Conference, EV 2017 - Bucharest, Romania|
Duration: 5 Oct 2017 → 6 Oct 2017
|Name||2017 Electric Vehicles International Conference, EV 2017|
|Conference||2017 Electric Vehicles International Conference, EV 2017|
|Period||5/10/17 → 6/10/17|
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