High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) are advanced materials, which allow the development of evices with unachieved performance, as well as new functionalities. Further advantages are a drastic increase in efficiency from the materials’ zero (DC) to near zero (AC) resistivity, increased device compactness from the significantly larger current-carrying capability and the possibility of longer device lifespans. Numerical modelling is an essential tool for the design and optimisation of practical HTS devices and for improving understanding of the fundamental properties of HTS materials. The modelling of HTS materials must incorporate very complex behavior due to extreme nonlinearity and hysteresis, strong anisotropy, temperature dependence, relaxation and the high aspect ratio and complex composite structure of practical wires and tapes. Such complex behaviour raises new challenges in the development of reliable modelling tools and requires a specialised research effort to effectively deal with these problems. Hence, a series of international workshops dedicated to the numerical modelling of HTS has been organized since 2010 with the support of the HTS modelling workgroup [1]. The aim is to stimulate discussion and collaboration among experts in order to produce advances in modelling methods and tools needed for the development of HTS science and technology. Previous highly successful editions were held in Lausanne, Cambridge, Barcelona and Bratislava. The 5th International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of HTS was held in Bologna, Italy, on 15–17 June 2016. The workshop received 71 abstracts submitted for presentation and was attended by 92 registered participants. Submitted abstracts were rated by the workshop’s International Scientific Committee and organized over 37 oral presentations and 34 poster presentations. The top-rated contributions were invited to submit a full-length research manuscript for possible publication in Superconductor Science and Technology after the standard peer review process. The selected papers accepted for publication are collected in this special Focus on Numerical Modelling of HTS. The main topics covered by the focus issue are described as follows, where only papers appearing in the special issue are cited:

The 5th international workshop on numerical modelling of high temperature superconductors

Morandi, Antonio
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GRILLI, FRANCESCO
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2017

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High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) are advanced materials, which allow the development of evices with unachieved performance, as well as new functionalities. Further advantages are a drastic increase in efficiency from the materials’ zero (DC) to near zero (AC) resistivity, increased device compactness from the significantly larger current-carrying capability and the possibility of longer device lifespans. Numerical modelling is an essential tool for the design and optimisation of practical HTS devices and for improving understanding of the fundamental properties of HTS materials. The modelling of HTS materials must incorporate very complex behavior due to extreme nonlinearity and hysteresis, strong anisotropy, temperature dependence, relaxation and the high aspect ratio and complex composite structure of practical wires and tapes. Such complex behaviour raises new challenges in the development of reliable modelling tools and requires a specialised research effort to effectively deal with these problems. Hence, a series of international workshops dedicated to the numerical modelling of HTS has been organized since 2010 with the support of the HTS modelling workgroup [1]. The aim is to stimulate discussion and collaboration among experts in order to produce advances in modelling methods and tools needed for the development of HTS science and technology. Previous highly successful editions were held in Lausanne, Cambridge, Barcelona and Bratislava. The 5th International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of HTS was held in Bologna, Italy, on 15–17 June 2016. The workshop received 71 abstracts submitted for presentation and was attended by 92 registered participants. Submitted abstracts were rated by the workshop’s International Scientific Committee and organized over 37 oral presentations and 34 poster presentations. The top-rated contributions were invited to submit a full-length research manuscript for possible publication in Superconductor Science and Technology after the standard peer review process. The selected papers accepted for publication are collected in this special Focus on Numerical Modelling of HTS. The main topics covered by the focus issue are described as follows, where only papers appearing in the special issue are cited:
Morandi, Antonio; Ainslie, Mark D; Grilli, Francesco; Stenvall, Antti
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