Numerical investigation on thermal stability of conduction-cooled Bi-2223/Ag coil under ac ripple current for space applications

Yoh Nagasaki, Taketsune Nakamura, Ikkoh Funaki, Yasumasa Ashida, Hiroshi Yamakawa

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Abstract

This study investigated the transport ac loss in a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) coil under ac ripple currents with dc offsets for space applications of the HTS coil. We developed an analysis method to evaluate the effective ac loss in the HTS coil on the basis of the percolation depinning model. Our analysis clarified that larger dc offsets greatly increase the effective ac loss even under a smaller ac current. In addition, we investigated the effect of the ac loss with the ripple current on the thermal behavior of a conduction-cooled Bi-2223/Ag coil. As a result, the ac loss decreased the thermal stability of the conduction-cooled coil in case that HTS tapes in the coil are in the flux-flow state such as the load factor of 80%. However, at a lower load factor such as less than 60%, the ripple current did not have much effect on the thermal stability of the conduction-cooled coil because most of the ac power were consumed as a reactive power. These results suggested that, in order to apply the ac ripple current to HTS coils, the operational load factor must be properly selected. This study leads to a design of the light-weight HTS coil system for space missions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6620949
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ac loss
  • Bi-2223/Ag coil
  • Space applications
  • Thermal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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