Rutherford-type cables are used in superconducting accelerator magnets. To produce magnetic fields larger than 10 T, brittle superconductors like Nb 3Sn are typically used. The original round wire, in the form of a composite of Copper, Niobium and Tin, is assembled into a so-called Rutherford-type cable, which is used to wind the magnet. The magnet is then subjected to a high temperature heat treatment to produce the chemical reactions that make the material superconducting. At this stage the superconductor is brittle and its superconducting properties sensitive to strain. This work describes a 2D finite element model, which simulates the mechanical behavior of Rutherford-type cable before heat treatment. The model was applied to a number of different cable architectures. To validate a critical criterion adopted into the single Nb-Sn wire analysis, the results of the model were compared with those measured experimentally on cable cross sections.
|Autori interni:||NERI, PAOLO|
|Autori:||Barzi E.; Gallo G.; Neri P.|
|Titolo:||FEM Analysis of Nb-Sn Rutherford-Type Cables|
|Anno del prodotto:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/TASC.2012.2186951|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|