Publication Details

C. David. Cook & T. Hardono, "Modelling of High Temperature Superconducting Wires and Coils," in Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC). AUPEC 2002. Producing Quality Electricity for Mankind., 2002, p. 6.


This paper discusses modelling techniques for high temperature superconducting (HTSC) wires and coils. Models are developed based on the behaviour of Bi-2223/Ag wires and coils. For many power-engineering applications it is necessary to form HTSC wires into coils. PSpice models for HTSC coils will be presented in this paper. The aim is to develop models for HTSC wires and coils so that they can be treated as circuit elements in PSpice. The critical current of a coil will in general be different from the wire it is manufactured from and this change in current for a HTSC coil will be modelled, as well as the AC losses in the coil. This model has also been verified experimentally and it will be shown that the models agree well with the measurement results.