The modeling of the effects of bending on single Nb3Sn strand DC performance (IC, n index) is presented for a bronze-route strand subjected to the same loading conditions as in an experiment performed at JAEA Naka, Japan [Y. Nunoya, et al., IEEE TAS 14 (2004) 1468–1472]. The strand is discretized in strand elements (SE) representing groups of twisted filaments in the bronze matrix, and in portions of the outer Cu annulus, electro-magnetically coupled in the THELMA code. The 3-D strain map in the filament region is computed with a newly developed, detailed thermo-mechanical model accounting for non-linear, temperature dependent material characteristics. With respect to our previous analysis [P.L.Ribani, et al., IEEE TAS 16 (2006) 860–863] several new updated ingredients, besides the new thermo-mechanical model, are used here, including more accurate thermal and mechanical properties for the materials, a jacket-like model for the outer Cu layer, IC and n index (interpolative) scaling from Durham University. The simulation results show an improved agreement with the experiments, in the degradation of the single-strand performance due to bending.

Analysis of bending effectson performance degradation of ITER-relevant Nb3Sn strand using the THELMA code

RIBANI, PIER LUIGI;
2008

Abstract

The modeling of the effects of bending on single Nb3Sn strand DC performance (IC, n index) is presented for a bronze-route strand subjected to the same loading conditions as in an experiment performed at JAEA Naka, Japan [Y. Nunoya, et al., IEEE TAS 14 (2004) 1468–1472]. The strand is discretized in strand elements (SE) representing groups of twisted filaments in the bronze matrix, and in portions of the outer Cu annulus, electro-magnetically coupled in the THELMA code. The 3-D strain map in the filament region is computed with a newly developed, detailed thermo-mechanical model accounting for non-linear, temperature dependent material characteristics. With respect to our previous analysis [P.L.Ribani, et al., IEEE TAS 16 (2006) 860–863] several new updated ingredients, besides the new thermo-mechanical model, are used here, including more accurate thermal and mechanical properties for the materials, a jacket-like model for the outer Cu layer, IC and n index (interpolative) scaling from Durham University. The simulation results show an improved agreement with the experiments, in the degradation of the single-strand performance due to bending.
R. Zanino; D.P. Boso; M. Lefik; P.L. Ribani; L. Savoldi Richard; B.A. Schrefler
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