Electromagnetic performance of sub-size NbTi CICC's subjected to transverse cyclic loading

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    It was demonstrated previously that transverse cable loading due to electromagnetic forces in coils has a strong impact on the inter-strand contact resistance Rc of poloidal field (PF) cable-in-conduit conductors (CICC) for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). Continuing the study, two NbTi medium-size CICC's were subjected to cyclic loading up to 40,000 cycles in the Twente Cryogenic Press in order to simulate transversal forces on the strands and to verify their influence on the conductors' contact resistances Rc and AC loss behavior. The results are presented and compared with the data obtained on the other section of the same conductor lengths in the SULTAN test facility and on full size ITER cables tested in the cryogenic press.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1503-1506
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE transactions on applied superconductivity
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event18th International Conference on Magnet Technology, MT-18 2003 - Hotel Metropolitan, Morioka, Japan
    Duration: 20 Oct 200324 Oct 2003
    Conference number: 18


    • AC loss
    • Cable-in-conduit conductor
    • Contact resistances
    • Cryogenic press
    • ITER

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