Fast 2D Simulation of Superconductors: a Multiscale Approach

Victor Manuel Rodriguez Zermeno, Mads Peter Sørensen, Niels Falsig Pedersen, Nenad Mijatovic, Asger Bech Abrahamsen

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This work presents a method to calculate AC losses in thin conductors such as the commercially available second generation superconducting wires through a multiscale meshing technique. The main idea is to use large aspect ratio elements to accurately simulate thin material layers. For a single thin superconductor, several standard test cases are simulated including transport current, externally applied magnetic field and a combination of both. The results are in good agreement with recently published numerical simulations and show even faster time to solution. A couple of examples involving several thin conductors in different circumstances are also shown.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the COMSOL conference
VolumeUser presentations and proceedings CD
PublisherCOMSOL Inc.
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-0-9825697-2-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventCOMSOL conference - Milano, Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


ConferenceCOMSOL conference
CityMilano, Italy
Period01/01/2009 → …


  • Multiscale Methods
  • Materials and energy storage
  • Coupling Variables
  • Mapped Mesh
  • Superconductors
  • Superconducting materials
  • AC-losses


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