Validation of Wireless Power Transfer by using 3D Representation of Magnetically Coupled Resonators Considering Peak Efficiency

Bekiroglu N., Agcal A., Ozcira S.

JOURNAL OF MAGNETICS, vol.23, no.1, pp.11-17, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4283/jmag.2018.23.1.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-17
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper focuses on wireless power transfer system based on magnetic resonance coupling which involves creating a resonance and transferring the power without radiating electromagnetic wave outwith the critical distance. Modelling with Ansys (R) Maxwell 3D software provides the means to observe the main field quantities with its post-processing capability. Therefore mathematical expressions of optimal coupling coefficients are analyzed by considering mutual coupling model which is presented along with a derivation of key system identifiers such as transmission distance, characteristic impedance and resonance frequency. The effectiveness of the system is analyzed by exciting the resonators with sinusoidal voltage source. Ansys (R) Maxwell 3D software is utilized to solve equivalent circuit and also to calculate mutual inductance and characteristic impedance according to air gap variations. Resonance frequency is a key parameter in system design whose value can be changed according to distance between resonators. The peak efficiency is analyzed depending on different air gap values for various characteristic impedances at optimum resonance frequency. In this study, modelling resonators in 3D has been constituted correspondingly. The approach demonstrated in this paper allows fixed load receiver to be moved to different orientation within the range of critical coupling distance and approximately efficiency of 70 %.