We have been developing a pipeline transporter system using high-temperature superconducting bulks (HTS bulks). In this paper, we propose a pipeline transporter system using pinning effect of HTS bulks. This system has the advantage of the application in harsh or dangerous environment such as in hazardous gas. This system requires large lateral force at the certain gap between the permanent magnets and the HTS bulks. For the realization of this pipeline transporter system, we investigated the influences of the arrangement of HTS bulks and permanent magnets on the lateral force characteristics through experiments and numerical simulations by using a computer program based on the three-dimensional hybrid finite element and boundary element (3D hybrid FE-BE) method. And we also designed a model system with a lateral force of 1500 N.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering