The AC loss of an HTS transformer by 2D and 3D numerical calculation

S. Choi, S. H. Park, S. Y. Lee, W. Kim, C. Park, J. B. Song, H. Lee, K. Choi, S. Hahn

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For the design of a high temperature superconductor (HTS) power transformer the AC loss is a critical issue because the energy is dissipated as heat in the low temperature. It is necessary to study the AC losses theoretically and experimentally. For the analysis of AC losses in an HTS power transformer, two-dimensional numerical analysis has been carried out until now. However, AC losses which are calculated by using two-dimensional numerical analysis differ from those using three-dimensional numerical analysis because the geometry of the HTS transformer is not symmetric. AC losses of a 1 MVA-single-phase HTS transformer were calculated using both two-dimensional and three-dimensional numerical analysis. To prove the effectiveness of the calculations, the numerical results were compared with the measured results for a transformer fabricated using Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+ δ tapes in 2004.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1736-1739
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number15-20
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 15


  • AC loss
  • HTS transformer
  • Numerical analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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