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15% reduction in AC loss of a 3-phase 1 MVA HTS transformer by exploiting asymmetric conductor critical current

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posted on 18.05.2022, 10:13 by Zhenan JiangZhenan Jiang, W Song, X Pei, J Fang, Rodney BadcockRodney Badcock, Stuart WimbushStuart Wimbush
An asymmetric dependence of the critical current on the direction of an applied magnetic field in HTS coated conductors has a non-trivial influence on the AC loss of coil windings.Wereport the modelled influence of real conductor critical current asymmetry on theAC loss characteristics of a 1MVAHTS transformer design previously demonstrated by the Robinson Research Institute as well as a standalone coil having the same geometrical and electrical parameters as the low voltage (high current) winding of the transformer.Wecompare two commercial HTS conductors with distinctive differences in their critical current asymmetry and show a maximum variation of 15% and 29% in the calculated AC loss of the transformer and the stand-alone coil winding, respectively, when the conductor orientation is varied in the top and bottom halves of the windings. AC loss simulation giving consideration to asymmetric conductor critical current before winding the transformer could lead to substantialAC loss reduction even using the same amount of conductor and the same transformer design.

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Jiang, Z., Song, W., Pei, X., Fang, J., Badcock, R. A. & Wimbush, S. C. (2021). 15% reduction in AC loss of a 3-phase 1 MVA HTS transformer by exploiting asymmetric conductor critical current. Journal of Physics Communications, 5(2), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1088/2399-6528/ABE036

Journal title

Journal of Physics Communications

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5

Issue

2

Publication date

01/02/2021

Pagination

1-12

Publisher

IOP Publishing

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

04/02/2021

ISSN

2399-6528

eISSN

2399-6528

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