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Title: Superconducting coil and method of stress management in a superconducting coil

Abstract

A superconducting coil (12) having a plurality of superconducting layers (18) is provided. Each superconducting layer (18) may have at least one superconducting element (20) which produces an operational load. An outer support structure (24) may be disposed outwardly from the plurality of layers (18). A load transfer system (22) may be coupled between at least one of the superconducting elements (20) and the outer support structure (24). The load transfer system (22) may include a support matrix structure (30) operable to transfer the operational load from the superconducting element (20) directly to the outer support structure (24). A shear release layer (40) may be disposed, in part, between the superconducting element (20) and the support matrix structure (30) for relieving a shear stress between the superconducting element (20) and the support matrix structure (30). A compliant layer (42) may also be disposed, in part, between the superconducting element (20) and the support matrix structure (30) for relieving a compressive stress on the superconducting element (20).

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. (College Station, TX)
  2. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
TEXAS ENG EXPERIMENT STATION
OSTI Identifier:
872759
Patent Number(s):
6002316
Assignee:
Texas A&M University System (College Station, TX) OAK
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-95ER40904
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
superconducting; coil; method; stress; management; 12; plurality; layers; 18; provided; layer; element; 20; produces; operational; load; outer; support; structure; 24; disposed; outwardly; transfer; 22; coupled; elements; matrix; 30; operable; directly; shear; release; 40; relieving; compliant; 42; compressive; superconducting element; conducting layer; conducting elements; superconducting elements; outer support; superconducting coil; support structure; compressive stress; superconducting layers; shear stress; superconducting layer; /335/

Citation Formats

McIntyre, Peter M., Shen, Weijun, Diaczenko, Nick, and Gross, Dan A. Superconducting coil and method of stress management in a superconducting coil. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
McIntyre, Peter M., Shen, Weijun, Diaczenko, Nick, & Gross, Dan A. Superconducting coil and method of stress management in a superconducting coil. United States.
McIntyre, Peter M., Shen, Weijun, Diaczenko, Nick, and Gross, Dan A. Fri . "Superconducting coil and method of stress management in a superconducting coil". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872759.
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abstractNote = {A superconducting coil (12) having a plurality of superconducting layers (18) is provided. Each superconducting layer (18) may have at least one superconducting element (20) which produces an operational load. An outer support structure (24) may be disposed outwardly from the plurality of layers (18). A load transfer system (22) may be coupled between at least one of the superconducting elements (20) and the outer support structure (24). The load transfer system (22) may include a support matrix structure (30) operable to transfer the operational load from the superconducting element (20) directly to the outer support structure (24). A shear release layer (40) may be disposed, in part, between the superconducting element (20) and the support matrix structure (30) for relieving a shear stress between the superconducting element (20) and the support matrix structure (30). A compliant layer (42) may also be disposed, in part, between the superconducting element (20) and the support matrix structure (30) for relieving a compressive stress on the superconducting element (20).},
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