Loss and Inductance Investigations in a 4-layer Superconducting Prototype Cable Conductor

Ole Tønnesen, Søren Krüger Olsen, Anders Van Der Aa Kühle (fratrådt), Däumling M., Østergaard J

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI E E E Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)833-836
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event1998 Applied Superconductivity Conference - Palm Desert, CA, United States
    Duration: 13 Sep 199818 Sep 1998


    Conference1998 Applied Superconductivity Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityPalm Desert, CA

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