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Application of the code THEA to the CONDOPT experiment in SULTAN

The CONDOPT (CONDuctor OPTimization) experiment has been recently completed in SULTAN. The current sharing behavior of Nb-3 Sn samples was assessed as a function of the number of cyclic loads experienced during current sweeps in a 10 T background field. We present here results of a computer analysis performed with the code THEA(TM) (for consistent Thermal, Hydraulic and Electric Analysis) in support of the interpretation of the experimental results. We focus in particular on the critical current and current sharing temperature runs, providing details on the features and effects of current distribution among cable sub-stages.


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