Case studies in reconstruction efficiency of current distribution in CICC's by self field measurements

Y. Ilyin, Arend Nijhuis

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The measurements of the self magnetic field by means of Hall sensors (HS) in the vicinity of a superconducting cable-in-conduit conductor (CICC) is often used to study current distribution effects. It is possible that current imbalance may affect the performance of CICC's and therefore knowledge of the current distribution is needed. Recently a model was presented to approximate the current distribution inside a conductor. Basically, the inverse problem must be solved in which the input data usually are the experimentally measured values of the local magnetic field, the location and orientation of the HS's and the geometry of the line or segment currents. All these, together with the adopted algorithm, determine the accuracy of the reconstruction procedure. In the present study the impact of two basic orientations of the HS: polar-symmetric and plane-parallel on the current reconstruction efficiency is performed for the analytical model developed in Twente. For the case study, a 36 strands CICC and a mock-up conductor are considered. The influence of the experimental errors and geometrical errors on the model output is also investigated.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1748-1751
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE transactions on applied superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • IR-40596
  • METIS-212817

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