Simulation of a superconducting quench models the
physical process of a superconducting coil becoming resistive.
Typically, unless protection circuits are employed, when small
volume of the superconducting magnet becomes resistive, the quench
process will propagate the normal conducting region throughout the
Multi-physics simulation coupling thermal,
electromagnetic and circuit domains is used to determine the
temperature rise, the changing properties of the coil as it becomes
resistive and the magnetic field. Coil and protection circuit
currents and voltages are also calculated.
Non-linear behaviour of materials is included either
using functional properties or functional tables. Critical current
density as a function of flux density and temperature is also
modelled via tables or functions. Rate dependent losses may
also be added to the heat input.
- Non-linear materials including functional properties using
- Display of temperature, losses and currents during the
- Inclusion of protection circuits with non-linear
- External coupling to Elektra dynamic simulation to include eddy
currents in the support structure