A non-inductive coil is an essential element of a resistive superconducting fault current limiter (FCL). A bifilar pancake type non-inductive coil, which is most common type, has two drawbacks; difficulty of paralleling tapes and a high risk of electrical breakdown at the terminal part. Although the bifilar type is simple as an element, large-scale FCL needs quite a number of series and parallel connections between elements. To make a non-inductive coil using conventional inductive elementary coils, we propose a novel structure of the coil. It looks like a toroid but entire inductance is near zero. This coil can overcome the drawbacks of conventional bifilar coil. In this paper, we confirm the new concept by numerical analyses. A few kinds of new models are compared, and then we concluded the proposed toroidal shape one is most suitable. This new structure coil can help implement of a hybrid FCL which is to generate the magnetic field at only fault.
- Hybrid FCL
- Non-inductive coil
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering