Numerical investigation of the quench behavior of Bi2Sr 2CaCu2Ox wire

D. Arbelaez, S. O. Prestemon, D. R. Dietderich, A. Godeke, L. Ye, F. Hunte, J. Schwartz

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he quench behavior of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O (Bi2212) wire is investigated through numerical simulations. This work is part of the U.S. Very High Field Superconducting Magnet Collaboration (VHFSMC). Numerical simulations are carried out using a one-dimensional computational model of thermal transport in Bi2212 composite wires. A quench is simulated by introducing heat in a section of the wire, and the voltage and temperature are monitored as function of time and position. The quench energy, normal zone propagation velocity, and spatial distribution of temperature are calculated for varying transport current and applied magnetic field. The relevance of these simulations in defining criteria for experimental measurements is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5677559
Pages (from-to)2787-2790
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3 PART 3
StatePublished - Jun 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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