Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Kyle A. Novak, PhD.
This research models and analyzes the distribution of heat and current in a buffered superconducting or hyper-conducting wire that shows potential for use in different capacities in multiple Air Force systems including the Active Denial System. The thesis includes a brief background of the reaction-diffusion system of partial differential equations provided by AFRL/RZPG and development of the numerical scheme. It then explores solutions to the model. These solutions indicate some of the various heat-related failures that may be observed in such a wire. The nature of the solutions observed depends on the characteristics of the wire, operating temperature and efficiency of cooling.
DTIC Accession Number
Lynn, Jesse L., "Heat and Current Propagation in Buffered Superconducting and Hyper-conducting Wire" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 2152.