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.
|Title of host publication||ECCE2011|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||2011 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition - Phoenix, AZ|
Duration: 17 Sep 2011 → 22 Sep 2011
|Conference||2011 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition|
|Period||17/09/2011 → 22/09/2011|