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Computational Modelling of Russia’s First 2G-HTS Triaxial Cable

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posted on 02.08.2022, 15:52 authored by M Clegg, MU Fareed, M Kapolka, HS Ruiz

A better understanding of the interaction between three phases is required when developing superconducting cables for high voltage AC systems. With a particular focus on the energy losses of real power transmission cables, in this paper we utilize the so-called H-formulation of Maxwell equations to devise a 2D model for superconducting triaxial cables. The major aim of this model is to comprehend and reproduce the experimental observations reported on the first triaxial prototype cable developed by SuperOx and VNIIKP. The computationally modelled and prototyped cable is made of up to 87 tapes of 4 mm width SuperOx tape arranged across the three phases. Our computational results are compared to the experimental measurements performed by VNIIKP with the electrical contact method, showing a high degree of accuracy over the outer phase of the cable, whilst revealing technical issues with the experimental measurements at the inner phases. Thus, in consultation with VNIIKP it has been concluded that for the actual experimental measurement of the AC losses at the inner phases, and consequently of the overall cable, a sophisticated calorimetric setup must be built. Still our model is capable to provide an independent assessment of the VNIIKP-SuperOx cable design, by investigating the magnetic profiles per phase in the time domain. In this sense, we confirm that the unbalanced arrange of currents and distancing between the phases affirmatively lead to no magnetic leakages, and therefore to an adequate balance of the cabling inductance.

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UK Research and Innovation, Engineering and Physical SciencesResearch Council (EPSRC), through the grant Ref. EP/S025707/

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Author affiliation

College of Science and Engineering & Space Park Leicester, University of Leicester

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IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Volume

1241

Issue

1

Pagination

012031 - 012031

Publisher

IOP Publishing

issn

1757-8981

eissn

1757-899X

Copyright date

2022

Available date

02/08/2022

Language

en

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