Normal zone propagation in Rutherford-type superconducting cables

V. S. Kovner*, R. G. Mints

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We study the formation and propagation of a normal zone in Rutherford-type superconducting cables. We use a rectangular conductor model to account for the electric current redistribution process between the multifilamentary strands in the presence of a normal zone. We obtain and integrate numerically the diffusion equations for the temperature and the current density distributions. Our simulations show the formation of stable normal domains propagating along the cable for certain values of the current and parameters characterizing the cable and cooling conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-416
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995


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