Theoretical prediction of the quench behavior of a SFCL module having a BSCCO-2212 bulk coil and a shunt coil

H. M. Kim, K. B. Park, B. W. Lee, J. S. Kang, I. S. Oh, J. Sim, O. B. Hyun, H. R. Kim, H. G. Lee

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This paper deals with theoretical prediction of the quench behavior for a superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) module. The SFCL module consists of a monofilar type BSCCO-2212 bulk and a shunt coil made of copper or brass. The BSCCO-2212 bulk coil is placed inside the shunt coil, and they are connected in parallel. In order to analyse the quench behavior of the module, the equivalent circuit equation was first derived from the experimental circuit structure and then the partial differential equation was solved. The inductance values of the BSCCO bulk coil and impedance of the shunt coil are calculated by Bio-Savart and Ohm's formula, respectively. We computed the voltage and current behavior during quenches using those values, and compared the results with experimental short-circuit data for the SFCL module. Both computation and test results agreed well. Therefore, we conclude that the analytic result can be applied effectively to design of a SFCL module.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1871-1874
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received August 25, 2006. This work was supported by a grant from the Center for Applied Superconductivity Technology of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea. H. M. Kim is with the Applied Superconductivity Group, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, Changwon-city, Korea. K. B. Park, B. W. Lee, J. S. Kang and I. S. Oh are with the Electrotechnology R&D Center, LS Industrial Systems, Cheongju, Korea. O. B. Hyun and H. R. Kim are with the Superconductivity & Application Advanced Technology Center, Korea Electric Power Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea. J. Sim and H. G. Lee are with the Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (e-mail: Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TASC.2007.899001


  • BSCCO-2212 component
  • Quench behavior
  • Superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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