Current Sharing among Transposed Three-Parallel REBa2Cu3Oy Tapes in Single-Phase Armature Coils

Shun Miura, Asato Kobun, Yohei Masuda, Kazuki Nakamura, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Akifumi Kawagoe, Hiromasa Sasa, Koichi Yoshida, Seiki Sato, Masataka Iwakuma

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To realize a large current capacity in REBa2Cu3Oy superconducting coils, we have proposed a cabling design for the transposed multi-strand parallel conductors. This cabling design is also useful for a superconducting armature coil in a fully superconducting rotating machine system. Very recently, we developed an analytical method based on simple modeling, to roughly calculate the current distributions among the continuous strands in rotating machine conditions. In this manuscript, the current distributions predicted by the analytical method were compared with the measured values. Further, to understand the complex current distribution property for the three-strand parallel conductors, the turn number dependence of the current distribution with various transposition combinations was investigated. The current branches were measured under liquid nitrogen temperature of 77.3 K by Rogowski coils by applying AC transport current. The analytical method described the complex current distribution of the strands well, especially the coil with a large number of turns.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5200306
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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