Electromagnetic Performance of Sub-Size NbTi CICC's Subjected to Transverse Cyclic Loading

Y.A. Ilyin, A. Nijhuis, W. Abbas, H.H.J. tenKate
2004 IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity  
It was demonstrated previously that transverse cable loading due to electromagnetic forces in coils has a strong impact on the inter-strand contact resistance of Poloidal Field (PF) Cable-in-Conduit Conductors (CICC) for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). Continuing the study, two NbTi medium-size CICC's were subjected to cyclic loading up to 40,000 cycles in the Twente Cryogenic Press in order to simulate transversal forces on the strands and to verify their influence
more » ... ify their influence on the conductors' contact resistances and AC loss behavior. The results are presented and compared with the data obtained on the other section of the same conductor lengths in the SULTAN test facility and on full size ITER cables tested in the cryogenic press.
doi:10.1109/tasc.2004.830671 fatcat:of6ufmx56re4hdxkdg2e7apmly