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Title: Multistrand superconductor cable

Abstract

Improved multistrand Rutherford-type superconductor cable is produced by using strands which are preformed, prior to being wound into the cable, so that each strand has a variable cross section, with successive portions having a substantially round cross section, a transitional oval cross section, a rectangular cross section, a transitional oval cross section, a round cross section and so forth, in repetitive cycles along the length of the strand. The cable is wound and flattened so that the portions of rectangular cross section extend across the two flat sides of the cable at the strand angle. The portions of round cross section are bent at the edges of the flattened cable, so as to extend between the two flat sides. The rectangular portions of the strands slide easily over one another, so as to facilitate flexing and bending of the cable, while also minimizing the possibility of causing damage to the strands by such flexing or bending. Moreover, the improved cable substantially maintains its compactness and cross-sectional shape when the cable is flexed or bent.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. El Cerrito, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865518
Patent Number(s):
4529837
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multistrand; superconductor; cable; improved; rutherford-type; produced; strands; preformed; prior; wound; strand; variable; section; successive; portions; substantially; transitional; oval; rectangular; forth; repetitive; cycles; length; flattened; extend; flat; angle; bent; edges; slide; easily; facilitate; flexing; bending; minimizing; possibility; causing; damage; moreover; maintains; compactness; cross-sectional; shape; flexed; cross-sectional shape; superconductor cable; repetitive cycles; multistrand rutherford-type; successive portions; improved multistrand; section extend; /174/29/57/156/505/

Citation Formats

Borden, Albert R. Multistrand superconductor cable. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Borden, Albert R. Multistrand superconductor cable. United States.
Borden, Albert R. Tue . "Multistrand superconductor cable". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865518.
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abstractNote = {Improved multistrand Rutherford-type superconductor cable is produced by using strands which are preformed, prior to being wound into the cable, so that each strand has a variable cross section, with successive portions having a substantially round cross section, a transitional oval cross section, a rectangular cross section, a transitional oval cross section, a round cross section and so forth, in repetitive cycles along the length of the strand. The cable is wound and flattened so that the portions of rectangular cross section extend across the two flat sides of the cable at the strand angle. The portions of round cross section are bent at the edges of the flattened cable, so as to extend between the two flat sides. The rectangular portions of the strands slide easily over one another, so as to facilitate flexing and bending of the cable, while also minimizing the possibility of causing damage to the strands by such flexing or bending. Moreover, the improved cable substantially maintains its compactness and cross-sectional shape when the cable is flexed or bent.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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