1995 年 30 巻 1 号 p. 9-19
For AC application, a number of superconducting strands are twisted to make a cable with a large current capacity. However, it has been observed in such cables that the AC quench current is much less than that of DC. This AC quench current degradation is caused by mechanical damage, localized current distribution due to non-uniform self and mutual inductance between strands and due to irregular contact electrical resistivity at the joint between superconducting strands and current leads. In non-insulated 7-strand cable, we investigated the current distribution near the joint between each strand and current leads affected by contact electrical resistivity in stationary state applying AC transport current. Then, we calculated current distribution in non-insulated 7-and (6+1)-strand cables applying AC transport current to investigate the influence of contact electrical resistivity on current redistribution in the quench process. (Initial quench occurs in one strand and the current in the strand are redistributed to the other strands.) In these analysis we adopt distributed constant circuit to solve the current distrbution. From these analytical results, the characteristics of current distribution in non-insulated 7-and (6+1)-strand cables are discussed.