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      High frequency; temperature; conduction cooling; superconducting magnetic energy storage; resistance; inductance.

    • Abstract

       

      There is increasing interest in development of magnetic energy storage with conduction cooling. In contrast with the liquid- and gas-cooled coils, the conduction-cooled coils are expected to have significant amount of thermally conducting structures. These thermal structures are usually made of copper, which is also a good electrical conductor. Thus, it is expected that the support structures would modify the resistances and inductances seen by the front-end converters connected to these coils. The paper, thus, presents detailed analysisand experimental results investigating the impact of temperature and frequency variations on conduction-cooled coils. The frequency variations are considered because the front-end converters are likely to produce high frequencycurrents in the coil. The results indicate that there is a significant reduction in the inductance of the coil when temperature is reduced and remarkable change is also observed when operating frequency is increased. The increase in frequency is known to increase the resistance, but significant increase in resistance isalso observed at low temperature when frequency is increased. The results indicate that beyond a certain frequency, the frequency effects dominate the observed resistance values of the coils.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      PRANOTI R RAUT1 HIMANSHU J BAHIRAT1 M D ATREY2

      1. Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400076, India
      2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400076, India
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