Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2012
This paper describes Superwind HTS machine laboratory setup which is a small scale HTS machine designed and build as a part of the efforts to identify and tackle some of the challenges the HTS machine design may face. One of the challenges of HTS machines is a Torque Transfer Element (TTE) which is in this design integral part of the cryostat. The discussion of the requirements for the TTE supported with a simple case study comparing a shaft and a cylinder as candidates for TTE are presented. The discussion resulted with a cylinder as a TTE design rated for a 250Nm and with more then 10 times lower heat conduction compared to a shaft. The HTS machine was successfully cooled to 77K and tests have been performed. The IV curves of the HTS field winding employing 6 HTS coils indicate that two of the coils had been damaged. The maximal value of the torque during experiments of 78Nm was recorded. Loaded with 33%, the TTE performed well and showed sufficient margin for future experiments.
|State||Published - 2012|
|Conference||Superconductivity Centennial Conference (SCC-2011)|
|Period||18/09/2011 → 23/09/2011|
EUCAS Conference 2011
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: 2|
- HTS machine, Torque Transfer Element, HTS coils
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