Professor Edson de Pinho from Universidad Federal Rural de Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) together with our collaborator Dr. Xavier Granados from Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona (ICMAB) visited today the MareNostrum Supercomputer and met the Fusion Group at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).
Professor de Pinho gave a talk entitled “High temperature superconducting devices and risk analysis: usual approach and improvements for design and evaluation” in which he presented some of the activities carried out by the UFRRJ Laboratory of Superconducting Materials and Devices (LMDS).
These include the 1st phase of the Brazilian Supercable Project, aimed at the construction of a prototype superconducting cable for power transmission. Special attention was paid to the modelling aspects of HTS conductors on round core, in particular to the assumptions enabling computation cost reduction. Furthermore, he could give an overview of his work in risk assessment for oil and gas industry.
A fruitful discussion about collaboration opportunities in the framework of a new research line on modelling for Applied Superconductivity starting up at BSC followed his talk. Indeed, the need of experimental data in HTS based devices to validate a future HPC code for HTS simulation opens the door to collaborate with other institutions.