Comparison of a Contact Mechanics Model With Experimental Results to Optimize the Prediction of Transverse Load Effects of Large Superconducting Cable-In-Conduit-Conductor

@article{Chiesa2011ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of a Contact Mechanics Model With Experimental Results to Optimize the Prediction of Transverse Load Effects of Large Superconducting Cable-In-Conduit-Conductor},
  author={Luisa Chiesa and Makoto Takayasu},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={2024-2027}
}
A model based on contact mechanics concepts has been developed to analyze and quantitatively evaluate mechanical transverse load effects on superconducting strands in a cable-in-conduit-conductor (CICC). The model estimates the number of contact points and the effective contact pressures between the strands in a cable. Experimental measurements confirmed… CONTINUE READING