High-Tc superconducting (HTS) wires have showed good capabilities as an alternative conductor for superconducting magnet. The HTS wires have more current carrying capability within high external magnetic field and its stability against external disturbance is much higher than the low temperature superconducting (LTS) wires. But the HTS wire has slower normal zone propagation (NZP) velocity which makes HTS magnets hard to be protected from unexpected hot spot. This paper presents experimental test and numerical analysis about the relation between transport current and rate of temperature rise in a hot spot. A sample which contained a HTS wire, a heater, and temperature sensor was fabricated and an experimental test on measuring normal zone propagation and temperature of the HTS wire was conducted. A numerical model was also built to estimate transient temperature rise of a winding pack model which was representing practical winding of HTS magnets. The numerical model and its numerical estimation results are expected to be a guideline about designing proper protection technique and operating current for HTS magnets.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Manuscript received August 03, 2010; accepted November 02, 2010. Date of publication January 06, 2011; date of current version May 27, 2011. This work was supported by National Research Laboratory Program through the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology under R0A-2007-000-20063-0.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering