Impact of the Pad Geometry on System-Level Performance Indicators for IPT Systems in Electrical Vehicles

Konferenz: SMACD / PRIME 2021 - International Conference on SMACD and 16th Conference on PRIME
19.07.2021 - 22.07.2021 in online

Tagungsband: SMACD / PRIME 2021

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Maffucci, Antonio; Ventre, Salvatore (Dep. of Electrical and Information Engineering, Univ. of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy)
Delgado Exposito, Alberto (Centre of Industrial Electronics (CEI), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

This paper deals with the choice of the shapes of the coils of a resonant Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) system for dynamic recharging of electrical vehicles. It investigates the impact of the coil shapes on some relevant system-level performance indicators, such as the voltage gain and the resonant frequency, associated to the variation of the coil coupling factor along the vehicle’s trajectory. A trade-off is found between maximizing the coupling factor and minimizing its variations along the trajectory. The case study here is a dynamic real 85-kHz resonant IPT system, whose reference coil geometry is rectangular. Alternative coil shapes (circular, rounded edges) are investigated, highlighting what are the best options for the specific design optimization targets.