Modeling framework for contactless energy transfer systems for linear actuators

J.P.C. Smeets, T.T. Overboom, J.W. Jansen, E. Lomonova

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This paper presents a semi-analytical modeling framework to evaluate the performance of a contactless energy transfer system which consists of multiple primary windings and a linear moving secondary winding. The modeling framework combines steady-state and electromagnetic analysis and is able to deal with different winding configurations, consisting of combinations of non-magnetic materials, iron plates and slotted structures. In this paper the modeling framework is used to compare the geometrical dimensions of the six different winding configurations under the condition of a constant magnetic coupling. The analysis shows that flat and thin primary windings and a flat and wide secondary winding are favorable for a constant magnetic coupling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-399
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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