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Advanced Superconducting Motor Experimental Demonstrator

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Project "ASuMED" data sheet

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Organization address
address: BENZSTRASSE 12
postcode: 63897
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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 4˙776˙226 €
 EC max contribution 4˙007˙476 € (84%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)
 Code Call H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-05-01   to  2020-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
4    DEMACO HOLLAND BV NL (NOORD SCHARWOUDE) participant 602˙031.00
7    Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences SK (Bratislava) participant 286˙210.00
8    ROLLS-ROYCE PLC UK (LONDON) participant 151˙593.00
9    K & S GMBH PROJEKTMANAGEMENT DE (AACHEN) participant 109˙531.00


 Project objective

Air traffic is projected to grow worldwide by 5% per year resulting in increasing fossil fuel consumption and emissions. Previous studies have shown that hybrid-electric distributed propulsion (DP) in civilian aircraft offers a route to achieve the massive reductions in fuel consumption and emission targeted by Flightpath 2050. These studies identify the necessity of potential superconducting solutions to achieve the required power densities and efficiencies. However, no suitable superconductive motor is available to realize DP in large aircraft and no prototypes have been constructed with this aim. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the benefits of a new fully superconducting motor with a power density of 20kW/kg. In particular, the ASuMED project will: design an appropriate motor topology, develop a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) stator with an electric loading of >450kA/m, develop a rotor using HTS stacks operating like permanent magnets providing an average magnetic loading of >2.5 T, integrate a magnetization system into the stator area, implement a light, highly efficient cryostat for the motor combined with an integrated cryogenic cooling system and associated power converter. The above technologies will be demonstrated in a prototype with approximately 1 MW power at 10.000rpm and a thermal loss <0.1%, showing scalability to higher power values. In addition to the motor development, new active cooling designs will be investigated and novel numerical methods will be developed for 2D modelling of superconducting motors at the level of individual turns in the windings and for 3D modelling of motor components. Moreover, an innovative modular inverter topology with enhanced failure protection will be designed, to realize the highly dynamic and robust control of superconducting machines. After assembly of the overall motor, final tests will evaluate the technology´s benefits and allow its integration into designs for future aircraft.


List of deliverables.
Midterm stakeholder report on project results Documents, reports 2020-01-29 14:20:52
System topology report Documents, reports 2020-01-29 14:20:52
Project website Other 2020-01-29 14:20:52

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of ASuMED deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Vicente Climente-Alarcon, Nikolay Mineev, Anis Smara, Lukasz Tomkow, Bartek A. Glowacki
Superconducting Magnetic Heterostructured Components for Electric Motor Applications
published pages: 1-5, ISSN: 1051-8223, DOI: 10.1109/tasc.2020.2969071
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 30/4 2020-04-01
2020 Vicente Climente-Alarcon, Anis Smara, Lukasz Tomkow, Bartek A. Glowacki, Thomas Reis
Testing of Surface Mounted Superconducting Stacks as Trapped-Flux Magnets in a Synchronous Machine
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1051-8223, DOI: 10.1109/tasc.2020.2976603
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 2020-04-01
2020 Vicente Climente-Alarcon, Anis Smara, Anup Patel, Bartek A. Glowacki, Algirdas Baskys, Thomas Reis
Magnetization and Losses for an Improved Architecture of Trapped-Flux Superconducting Rotor
published pages: 101-108, ISSN: 1533-3876, DOI: 10.2514/1.b37709
Journal of Propulsion and Power 36/1 2020-04-01
2019 A Baskys, A Patel, V. Climente-Alarcon, B A Glowacki
Remanent Magnetic Flux Distribution in Superconducting-Ferromagnetic Layered Heterostructures
published pages: 3071-3076, ISSN: 1557-1939, DOI: 10.1007/s10948-019-5022-7
Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism 32/10 2020-03-24
2019 M Lao, R Willa, A Meledin, H Rijckaert, V Chepikov, S Lee, V Petrykin, I Van Driessche, A Molodyk, B Holzapfel, J Hänisch
In-field performance and flux pinning mechanism of pulsed laser deposition grown BaSnO 3 /GdBa 2 Cu 3 O 7– δ nanocomposite coated conductors by SuperOx
published pages: 94003, ISSN: 0953-2048, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6668/ab2a95
Superconductor Science and Technology 32/9 2020-03-24
2019 V. Climente-Alarcon, A. Patel, A. Baskys, B. A. Glowacki
Design considerations for electric motors using stacks of high temperature superconducting tape as permanent magnets
published pages: 12182, ISSN: 1757-899X, DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/502/1/012182
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 502 2020-03-24
2018 Tara Benkel, Mayraluna Lao, Yingzhen Liu, Enric Pardo, Simon Wolfstadter, Thomas Reis, Francesco Grilli
T-A Formulation to Model Electrical Machines with HTS Coated Conductor Coils
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1051-8223, DOI: 10.1109/tasc.2020.2968950
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 2020-03-24
2019 Vicente Climente-Alarcon, Anup Patel, Algirdas Baskys, Bartek A. Glowacki
Computation of Superconducting Stacks Magnetization in an Electrical Machine
published pages: 1-6, ISSN: 1051-8223, DOI: 10.1109/tasc.2019.2923537
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 29/8 2020-03-24
2020 Milan Kapolka, Enric Pardo, Francesco Grilli, Algirdas Baskys, Vicente Climente-Alarcon, Anang Dadhich, Bartek A Glowacki
Cross-field demagnetization of stacks of tapes: 3D modelling and measurements
published pages: , ISSN: 0953-2048, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6668/ab5aca
Superconductor Science and Technology 2020-03-24
2019 Grilli, F.; Zermeño, V.; Brambilla, R.; Benkel, T.; Morandi, A.; Pardo, E.
Magnetic vector potential-based formulations for modeling superconducting applications: a valid alternative to the H-formulation
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
26th International Conference on Magnet Technology (MT26 2019), Vancouver, Canada, 22.09.2019 – 27.09.2019 2020-03-24
2018 Milan Kapolka, EnricPardo (IEE), Francesco Grilli (KIT)
3D modelling of cross-field demagnetization in stacks of tapes
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Coated Conductors for Applications, CCA 2018 2020-01-29
2018 Anup Patel, Vicente Climente Alarcon, Algirdas Baskys, Bartek A Glowacki, Thomas Reis
Design considerations for fully superconducting synchronous motors aimed at future electric aircraft
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ESARS-ITEC 2018, Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles (ESARS) and International Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC) 2020-01-29
2018 Simon Wolfstädter, Thomas Reis
Modeling and Design of HTS Machines – New Challenges for Calculation Methods
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6th International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of High Temperature Superconductors (HTS 2018) 2020-01-29
2018 Algirdas Baskys, Anup Patel, Vicente Climente-Alarcon and Bartek A. Glowacki
In situ magnetisation strategies for trapped field magnets made of stacked HTS tapes in electric machines
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HTS2018 modelling 2020-01-29
2018 A. Perez, R. R. van der Woude, R. Dekker
Rotor Cooling Concept for the ASuMED Superconductive Motor
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ICEC27-ICMC2018, Oxford 2020-01-29
2018 M. Lao, J. Hänisch, A. Meledin, A. Molodyk, V. Chepikov, S. Lee, V. Petrykin, B. Holzapfel
Assessment of the Ic(B, T, θ) characteristics of PLD-GdBCO tape with columnar BaSnO3 nanoprecipitates
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Coated Conductors for Application, CCA 2018 2020-01-29
2018 Enric Pardo (IEE)
Advanced Superconductor Motor Demonstrator (ASuMED)
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Info Day Horizon 2020 2020-01-29
2018 EnricPardo, Milan Kapolka (IEE), Francesco Grilli (KIT), Thomas Reis, Simon Wolfstaedler (Oswald, Mark Ainslie, Jan Srpcic, DifanZhou, Anthony Dennis (University of Cambridge)
Multi-physics variationalmethods for power and magnet applications
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477840
HTS Modeling Workshop 2018, Caparica 2020-01-29
2018 E Pardo, Michal Vojenciak, Shuo Li (IEE), Francesco Grilli, Yingzhen Liu, Tara Benkel, Mayraluna Lao (KIT), Simon Wolfstaedler,Thomas Reis, Eva Berberich (Oswald), Alexander Molodyk (SuperOx)
AC loss in stator windings of superconducting motors
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1493858
ASC 2018 2020-01-29
2018 M. Lao, J. Hänisch, B. Holzapfel (KIT), A. Molodyk (SuperOx)
Probing the transport properties of PLD-GdBCO coated conductor at intermediate temperatures
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ASC 2018, Seattle, USA 2020-01-29
2018 V. Climente-Alarcon, A. Patel, A. Baskys, B. A. Glowacki
Design considerations for electric motors using stacks of high temperature superconducting tape as permanent magnets
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Coated Conductors for Applications, CCA 2018 2020-01-29

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