Optimization study on the magnetic field of superconducting Halbach Array magnet
Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
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Shen, B., Geng, J., Li, L., Zhang, X., Fu, L., Zhang, H., Ma, J., & et al. (2017). Optimization study on the magnetic field of superconducting Halbach Array magnet. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 538 46-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physc.2017.05.009
© 2017 Elsevier B.V. This paper presents the optimization on the strength and homogeneity of magnetic field from superconducting Halbach Array magnet. Conventional Halbach Array uses a special arrangement of permanent magnets which can generate homogeneous magnetic field. Superconducting Halbach Array utilizes High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) to construct an electromagnet to work below its critical temperature, which performs equivalently to the permanent magnet based Halbach Array. The simulations of superconducting Halbach Array were carried out using H-formulation based on B-dependent critical current density and bulk approximation, with the FEM platform COMSOL Multiphysics. The optimization focused on the coils’ location, as well as the geometry and numbers of coils on the premise of maintaining the total amount of superconductor. Results show Halbach Array configuration based superconducting magnet is able to generate the magnetic field with intensity over 1 Tesla and improved homogeneity using proper optimization methods. Mathematical relation of these optimization parameters with the intensity and homogeneity of magnetic field was developed.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physc.2017.05.009
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287116