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

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posted on 2021-03-29, 03:02 authored by Q Li, M Yao, Zhenan JiangZhenan Jiang, Christopher BumbyChristopher Bumby, N Amemiya
© 2017 IEEE. 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. © 2018 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.


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Li, Q., Yao, M., Jiang, Z., Bumby, C. W. & Amemiya, N. (2018). Numerical Modeling of Dynamic Loss in HTS-Coated Conductors Under Perpendicular Magnetic Fields. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 28(2), 1-6.

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