Special Issue "Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2021.
As Guest Editor, I cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for possible publication in a Special Issue on “Investigating of Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles” to be published in Energies (MDPI, impact factor (IF) 2.702). This Special Issue endeavors to create a major forum for investigating recent advances and the envisioned future in wireless power transfer for electric vehicles in terms of modeling, design, performance, operation, policy, control, implementation, storage, electric machines, power electronics converters, optimization, cost, charging techniques, human exposure, and applications.
More substantial research is proposed due to the fast-growing market for electric vehicles, and recent advances in wireless power transfer techniques have the potential to make this technology available for all consumers by overcoming its drawbacks. For instance, one of the major downsides with EVs is the requirement for the automobile to be idle during charging times. This problem can be solved by implementing dynamic wireless power transfer (WPT) with a higher Power Transfer Efficiency (PTE). The objective of this Special Issue is to publish the most recent technological advancements and theoretical and practical research outcomes, alongside high-quality literature review papers on wireless power transfer to charge electric vehicles.
Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:
- Challenges and control in EV wireless charging.
- Investigations into Wi-Fi communication for EV wireless charging.
- Modeling and analysis of wireless power transfer.
- Wireless power transfer topologies.
- Design, simulation, and implementation of converters for EV wireless charging.
- Investigations into vehicle-to-grid (V2G) possibilities/smart wireless charging.
- Foreign object detection for dynamic wireless charging of EV.
- Vehicle alignment systems for wireless chargers.
- Multi-objective optimization for dynamic wireless charging.
- Wireless powered ultra-high-speed trains.
- Dynamic wireless charging systems.
- Electric vehicle wireless charging policy.
- WPT Human exposure effects.
- Design of magnetic coupling stages for wireless power transfer.
Prof. Dr. Adel El-Shahat
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- electric vehicle
- wireless charging
- WPT converters
- WPT topologies
- WPT control
- wireless vehicle-to-grid (V2G)
- smart wireless charging
- foreign objects detection
- dynamic wireless charging
- coils design
- vehicle alignment
- multi-objective optimization
- wireless charging policy
- human exposure
- magnetic coupling stages
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Determining the social, economic, political and technical factors critical to the success of dynamic wireless charging systems through stakeholder engagement
Authors: Karthikeyan Ekambaram; Huw Davies; Shamala Evans-Gadgil; Stewart Birrell.
Affiliation: Coventry University
Abstract: A Tentative Abstract: Globally and regionally there is an increasing impetus to electrify the road transport system. The diversity and complexity of the road transport system poses a number of challenges to electrification in sectors that have higher energy usage requirements. Electric Road Systems (ERS) are one solution. An ERS is not only an engineering project, but also a complex innovation system composed of multiple stakeholders, which requires an interdisciplinary means of aligning relations, problems, and solutions. This study looked to determine the social, economic, political and technical factors critical to the success of ERS through in-depth and semi-structured discussions with key stakeholders and with a UK context. The focus was on dynamic wireless power transfer (DWPT) due to its wider market reach. The outcome of the study was a knowledge of the factors that determine the function and market acceptance of DWPT. These factors can be grouped into five categories: vehicle, journey, infrastructure, economic and behaviour. The factors, the associated probability distributions attributable to these factors and the relations between them (logic functions), will form the basis for decision making when implementing DWPT as part of the wider UK charging infrastructure and hence support the ambition to electrify all of road transport. The results will make a significant contribution to the emerging knowledge base on ERS and specifically DWPT.
Title: Effect of posture and coil position on the safety of a WPT system while charging a compact EV
Authors: Valerio De Santis; Luca Giaccone; Fabio Freschi
Affiliation: Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, University of L’Aquila, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
Abstract: In this study, the external magnetic field emitted by a wireless power transfer (WPT) system and the internal electric field induced in human body models during recharging operations of a compact electric vehicle (EV) are evaluated. Specifically, the influence of the posture of realistic anatomical models, both in a standing or lying position inside or outside the EV is considered. Aligned and misaligned coil configurations of the WPT system placed both in the rear or front position of the car floor are considered as well. Compliance against the ICNIRP exposure limits will be provided.