PhD - Matthias Vandeputte - Remote Electromechanical Actuation Using Electrically Resonant Power Transfer Systems: Design and Optimal Control

When
04-10-2021 from 16:00 to 19:00
Language
English
Organizer
Matthias Vandeputte
Contact
Matthias.Vandeputte@UGent.be
Website
https://tinyurl.com/PhDMatthiasVandeputte
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PhD - Matthias Vandeputte - Remote Electromechanical Actuation Using Electrically Resonant Power Transfer Systems: Design and Optimal Control

Magnetic resonant coupling is a form of wireless power transfer that enables efficient transfer of energy to a receiver without the need for physical connections such as electrical conductors. Only recently, in the last one or two decades, the technology of WPT became viable to use in commercial products, e.g., electrical toothbrushes and charging pads for smartphones. The resonant operation of the transmitter and receiver coils enables efficient power transfer over air gaps that are many times larger than the air gaps in classical electrical machines.


This dissertation aims to explore the potential of integrating magnetic resonance in electrical machines in order to increase the air gaps or (partially) replacing the magnetic material by resonant coils. The research was conducted in 3 steps. In the first phase, the electrical interactions between resonator coils was described and validated on a prototype setup. Typically the torque is high for one distinct rotor position. In the second phase, the tuning of the resonators was varied in order to increase the torque for all rotor positions. In the third and last step, the physical implementation of the detuning strategy was investigated and validated on the prototype.