Optimization of SMES magnet volume with electromagnetic and mechanical constraints

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A tool for solving a non-linear optimization problem by means of Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) and Finite Element Method (FEM) is presented. In this paper both the electromagnetic and mechanical design objectives are considered when optimizing the volume of a 0.2 MJ conduction cooled Nb3Sn Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) magnet, which is under construction at Tampere University of Technology. The results show that the combination of SQP and FEM provides an useful computational tool for the design of the superconducting applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-783
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventThe 16th International Conference on Magnet Tehnolopgy - Tallahassee, FL, USA
Duration: 26 Sept 19992 Oct 1999


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