Numerical Modeling of Dynamic Loss in HTS-Coated Conductors Under Perpendicular Magnetic Fields

Quan Li, Min Yao, Zhenan Jiang, Chris Bumby, Naoyuki Amemiya

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Abstract

High-Tc superconducting (HTS)-coated conductors are a promising option for the next-generation power devices. However, their thin-film geometry incurs dynamic loss when exposed to a perpendicular external ac magnetic field, which is difficult to predicate and estimate. In this paper, we propose and verify a numerical simulation model to predict the dynamic loss in HTS-thin-coated conductors by taking into account their Jc-B dependence and I-V characteristics. The model has been tested on a SuperPower YBCO-coated conductor, and we observed a linear increase of dynamic loss along the increasing field amplitude after the threshold field. Our simulation results agree closely with experimental measurements as well as an analytical model. Furthermore, the model can predict the nonlinear increase of dynamic loss at high current, while the analytical model deviates from the measurement results and still shows a linear correlation between the dynamic loss and the external magnetic field. In addition, we have used this model to simulate the distributions of magnetic field and current density when dynamic loss occurs. Results clearly show the flux traversing the coated conductor, which causes dynamic loss. These distributions have also been used to analyze the change of dynamic loss when either the transport current or the magnetic field increase individually, while the other factor remains constant. The simulation analysis on dynamic loss is done for the first time in this paper, and our results clearly demonstrate how dynamic loss changes as well as its dependence on transport current and magnetic field.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6600106
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume28
Issue number2
Early online date12 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Dec 2017

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