A new semi-analytical approach for self and mutual inductance calculation of hexagonal spiral coil used in wireless power transfer systems

Aydin E., YILDIRIZ E., Aydemir M. T.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, vol.103, no.3, pp.1769-1778, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00202-020-01194-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Compendex, INSPEC, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.1769-1778
  • Keywords: Inductance calculation, Wireless power transfer (WPT), Electric vehicles (EVs), Inductive power transfer, OPTIMAL-DESIGN
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Several methods have been proposed in the literature for the calculation of self and mutual inductance. These methods include the use of complex integral analysis, the necessity of having primary and secondary coils with the same dimensions and the limitations of the ratio of the coil dimension to the distance between the coils. To overcome these restrictions, a new semi-analytical estimation method has been proposed in this paper. Calculation the self and mutual inductance by using the same basic formula which is based on Biot Savart Law prevents the formation of complex integrals and helps create a simple solution method. In order to verify the results obtained with the analytical approach, two hexagonal coils with 10 and 20 cm outer side lengths were produced by using litz wire with a conductive cross section of 1.78 mm(2). The results obtained with the new approach are compared with the finite element analysis, other work presented in the literature and experimental results in order to prove the accuracy of the proposed method.