Effect of the coil shape on magnetic field of an electromagnet for contactless power transmission to microrobots

Alasli A., Akçura N., Çetin L.

4th Conference on Mechanisms, Transmissions and Applications, MeTrApp 2017, Trabzon, Turkey, 3 - 05 July 2017, vol.52, pp.240-248 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 52
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-60702-3_25
  • City: Trabzon
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.240-248
  • Keywords: Electromagnetic based actuation (EMA), Microrobot, Numerical analysis, Solenoid
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


© Springer International Publishing AG 2018.This paper proposes a comparative study in order to investigate the effect of the coil geometry on the intensity and homogeneity of the magnetic field. For this purpose, a solenoid with rectangular prism core and two different coil shapes, cylindrical and cuboid, was modeled. Several finite element numerical studies at different structural design parameters combinations for two different distances between the coils were carried out. The obtained results were evaluated according to the flux intensity and the homogeneity at the center region between the coils. Consequently, it was found that cylindrical coils generate higher flux intensity with more homogeneous magnetic field.