Stability analysis of a forced-flow cooled superconductor

T. Ito, Y. Takata, D. Kasao

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A numerical analysis of the thermal stability of a superconductor composite cooled by forced-flow supercritical helium has been performed. The analytical model consists of simultaneous two-dimensional coolant flow equations and a one-dimensional superconductor equation. The equations of conservation of mass, momentum and energy for coolant flow and the Fourier heat conduction equation for the superconductor were solved numerically. Current-sharing mode, temperature-dependent properties of the conductor, and pressure- and temperature-dependent coolant properties were fully taken into account. The transient behaviour of the conductor, coolant flow, the effects of disturbance-heated length of the conductor, the initial pressure and initial velocity of coolant on the thermal stability of superconductors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-444
Number of pages6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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