A partially bonded beam element model for superconducting magnet pancakes

R. E. Gori, B. A. Schrefler

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The stiffness matrix of a beam made of composite superconductor elements is derived. The effects of friction between conductors through the insulation layers are taken into account. Furthermore, the effects of strand transposition of the wires, already studied by the authors, are included in the model. Some applications of the proposed approach to superconductor layouts proposed for the NET (Next European Torus) toroidal and poloidal field coils are shown. These indicate that the effects of slip are not negligible and should be taken into account in a more reliable structural analysis of the coil system. Parametric studies with varying width and heights of the insulation layer have been also carried out and the corresponding diagrams are shown here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-321
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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