Statistical analysis for HTS coil considering inhomogeneous Ic distribution of HTS tape

Hongwoo Jin, Jiho Lee, Woo Seung Lee, Tae Kuk Ko

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Critical current of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) coil is influenced by its own self magnetic field. Direction and density distribution of the magnetic field around the coil are fixed after the shape of the coil is decided. If the entire part of the HTS tape has homogeneous Ic distribution characteristic, quench would be initiated in fixed location on the coil. However, the actual HTS tape has inhomogeneous Ic distribution along the length. If the Ic distribution of the HTS tape is known, we can expect the spot within the HTS coil that has the highest probability to initiate the quench. In this paper, Ic distribution within the HTS coil under self-field effect is simulated by MATLAB. In the simulation procedure, Ic distribution of the entire part of the HTS tape is assume d to follow Gaussian-distribution by central limit theorem. The HTS coil model is divided into several segments, and the critical current of each segment is calculated based on the-generalized Kim model. Single pancake model is simulated and self-field of HTS coil is calculated by Biot-Savart’s law. As a result of simulation, quench-initiating spot in the actual HTS coil can be predicted statistically. And that statistical analysis can help detect or protect the quench of the HTS coil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalProgress in Superconductivity and Cryogenics (PSAC)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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