One important issue in the design and optimization of a superconducting cable conductor is the control of the current distribution between single tapes and layers. This presentation is based on a number of experiments performed on a 4-layer three meter long prototype superconducting cable conductor.The self and mutual inductances of the layers are studied theoretically. The current distribution between the superconducting layers is monitored as a function of transport current. The results are compared with the expected current distribution given by our equivalent electrical circuit model. The AC-losses are measured as a function of transport current and a given current distribution and compared with the monoblock model. Recommendations for design of future cable conductor prototypes are given.
|Journal||I E E E Transactions on Applied Superconductivity|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Event||1998 Applied Superconductivity Conference - Palm Desert, CA, United States|
Duration: 13 Sep 1998 → 18 Sep 1998
|Conference||1998 Applied Superconductivity Conference|
|City||Palm Desert, CA|
|Period||13/09/1998 → 18/09/1998|