The superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) is a protection device for an electric power system. In other to design the SFCL, the temperature of the HTS tapes should be calculated under the over-current caused by fault condition. The structure and property of HTS tape have an effect on the temperature. In this paper, finite element method is performed to estimate the temperature characteristic of HTS coated conductor (CC) under the over-current. Three kinds of CCs are modeled and analyzed with respect to the internal resistance. In order to prove the reliability of the simulation method, the results from the electrical and thermal analysis are compared with the experimental data. On the basis of results, the proposed results in this study can be utilized to design HTS CC for the SFCL.
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Manuscript received August 03, 2010; accepted November 15, 2010. Date of publication December 30, 2010; date of current version May 27, 2011. This work was supported by the Human Resources Development Program of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) Grant funded by the Korea Government Ministry of Knowledge Economy (2007-P-EP-HM-E-08-0000). S. Choi, Y. J. Kim, K. S. Chang, J. Y. Jang, and T. K. Ko are with the Yonsei University (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). S. Lee is with the Uiduk University (e-mail:email@example.com). Color versions of one or more of the figures in this paper are available online at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org. Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TASC.2010.2094172
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering