Both AC transport current and magnetic field which are generated by the AC transport current lead to energy loss so called transport AC loss in power equipments using superconducting tapes. The transport AC loss is closely related to stability and efficiency of superconducting power equipments. Therefore, we need to deal with the transport AC loss characteristics of the superconducting tapes under various conditions. In this paper, we investigated temperature dependence of the transport ac loss with respect to the superconducting tape array geometry. The transport AC loss was measured by an electrical method. The experiments were carried out at temperature from 63 K to 77 K. We proved validity of the measurements by a finite element method. Measured data showed that the transport AC loss was influenced by not only superconducting tapes array geometry but the operating temperature. Proposed results in this paper would be utilized to design superconducting power equipments.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Manuscript received August 03, 2010; accepted November 19, 2010. Date of publication January 06, 2011; date of current version May 27, 2011. This work was supported by the National Research Laboratory Program through the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (R0A-2007-000-20063-0).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering