YBCO tapes are expected to be used in future high temperature superconductor (HTS) applications as they have better Jc characteristics at high temperatures and in high magnetic fields. For power applications such as transmission cables, YBCO tapes and a copper former are connected in parallel and they might be subjected to a short-circuit fault current that is 10 to 30 times the normal operating current. Therefore, the over-current behavior, including the hot-spot and the distribution of transport current between the copper-laminated YBCO tapes and the copper former, is very important to examine the stability and feasibility of the cable. This paper describes the experimental results for over-current pulses of a 1-m single-layer cable fabricated with five copper-laminated YBCO tapes and a copper former. Further, we performed numerical simulations by using a newly developed computer program based on the 3D finite element method.
- Fault current
- FEM analysis
- Transient stability
- Transmission cable
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)