Modelling, Construction, and Testing of a Simple HTS Machine Demonstrator

Bogi Bech Jensen, Asger Bech Abrahamsen

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This paper describes the construction, modeling and experimental testing of a high temperature superconducting (HTS) machine prototype employing second generation (2G) coated conductors in the field winding. The prototype is constructed in a simple way, with the purpose of having an inexpensive way of validating finite element (FE) simulations and gaining a better understanding of HTS machines. 3D FE simulations of the machine are compared to measured current vs. voltage (IV) curves for the tape on its own. It is validated that this method can be used to predict the critical current of the HTS tape installed in the machine. The measured torque as a function of rotor position is also reproduced by the 3D FE model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE2011
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0541-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition - Phoenix, AZ
Duration: 17 Sep 201122 Sep 2011


Conference2011 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
CityPhoenix, AZ
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Bibliographical note

The authors would like to acknowledge the globalization initiative of DTU for the funding of the Superwind project.


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