Numerical investigation of residual stresses in YBCO/CeO 2/YSZ/CeO2/Ni architextured materials for coated conductors

Toparli M., Sayman O., ÇELİK E.

Mathematical and Computational Applications, vol.16, no.1, pp.125-135, 2011 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/mca16010125
  • Journal Name: Mathematical and Computational Applications
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-135
  • Keywords: Buffer layers, Lamination theory, PLD, Sol-gel, Thermal stresses, YBCO
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the stress analysis of YBCO/CeO2/YSZ/CeO 2/Ni architextured materials under cryogenic conditions was carried out for coated conductor applications. YBCO/CeO2/YSZ/CeO2 multilayer films were fabricated on Ni tape substrate using reel-to-reel sol-gel and Pulse Laser Deposition (PLD) systems. The microstructural evolution of high temperature superconducting YBCO film and buffer layers with CeO 2/YSZ/CeO2 configuration grown on textured Ni tape substrates were investigated by a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). SEM observations revealed that crack-free, pinhole-free, continuous superconducting film and buffer layers were obtained by solgel and PLD systems. The thermal distribution in the each layer was calculated using the classical lamination theory in the temperature range of 25 to-270°C in liquid helium media. The residual stresses occurred during the manufacturing are neglected therefore, all the residual stresses are assumed to be zero at 25°C. Different thermal expansion coefficients and modulus of elasticity bring about the thermal stresses in the layers. © Association for Scientific Research.