In AC multi-strand superconducting cables, AC quench current is much less than that of DC. This AC quench current degradation is caused by AC loss, mechanical damage by cabling, non-uniform current distribution among strands due to self and mutual inductances between strands, and different electrical resistivity at the joint between superconducting strands and current lead. In this paper, the current distribution and the thermal behavior of non-insulated 7- and (6+1)- strand cables applying AC transport current are analyzed and the influence of contact electrical resistivity on the current redistribution and the thermal diffusion in quench process are investigated.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering