Improved modelling and advanced computation

Improved modelling and advanced computation
Very complex behaviour is obtained when dealing with HTS materials, as mentioned, particularly in 3D configurations and/or combined with heterogeneous functional and structural materials.

Very complex behaviour is obtained when dealing with HTS materials, as mentioned, particularly in 3D configurations and/or combined with heterogeneous functional and structural materials. HTS problems are intrinsically multiphysics, due to strong thermal and mechanical dependencies e.g. on the electromagnetic performance of HTS wires. Numerical modelling is thus an essential tool for the design, simulation and assessment of practical HTS devices. Advanced computation techniques, like distributed and high-performance computing, still need to be developed and exploited in order to cope with the huge computational effort that routinely arises when dealing with HTS numerical problems of practical interest, requiring e.g. 3D analysis.

Models of HTS devices need to be developed in the form of equivalent circuits for system-oriented approaches. The development of disruptive modelling approaches, like those originated from data science/machine learning field, that can reduce dramatically computation times and effort, with acceptable precision for applications, is a challenge addressed in this Action. A few first steps are found in the literature, although with limited, incipient results, from the ambitious perspective of Hi-SCALE.

Contact person: Dr. Nicolò Riva (nicolo.riva@epfl.ch)

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From materials to devices
The understanding and the control of the underlying physics affecting the macroscopic properties is the key point for producing high-quality superconductors suitable for applications, combined with the development of a sustainable processing approach.
Industrial challenges and applications
There are increasing needs for technical progress in the electric power grid, transportation and industry for facing the Energy Transition. Larger exploitation of renewable energy sources and the shift to carbon-free electric mobility are mandatory.
Economy and life cycle assessment
Several concerns exist related to HTS cost efficiencies, environmental impacts and applicability that hinder a broad market penetration of these technologies.