HTS Motors School, Design and Analysis of High Temperature Superconducting Electrical Motors

The HTS Motor School took place at the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies located at Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France, France from 31 August – 4 September 2020.

This school is a unique event, where hands-on problem solving with analytical methods, commercial or open-sources software complements theoretical aspects of modelling of High Temperature Superconductors. The event is an exceptional, intensive and inspiring experience and networking opportunity for young researchers, as well as scientists, engineers and all those interested in the field.

The aim of the school is to educate participants in different theoretical and practical aspects of the design and modelling of superconducting electrical machines, including the practical application during the afternoons of theoretical content seen in the morning.

The main topics covered were:

  • Superconductivity, bulk superconductors and their magnetization
  • Analytical modelling and design of HTS machines
  • Modeling of HTS systems including ferromagnetic materials using open-source softwares (GMSH / GetDP…)
  • Dynamic modelling and evaluation of AC Losses in HTS windings using T-A formulation in COMSOL


ESAS/EASITrain Summer School on Applied Superconductivity

The ornate frontage of a building in Vienna

The school took place at TU Wien, Austria from 3-7 September 2018. It was organized within the frame of the EASITrain Marie-Curie Training network. Eminent researchers in the field of superconductivity including Nobel laureate Georg Bednorz gave lectures on important aspects of applied superconductivity:

  • Fundamentals of LTS and HTS
  • Materials: cuprate and iron superconductors, LTS, MgB2.
  • Films, wires and tapes
  • AC losses
  • Magnets/high field application
  • Superconducting devices

The school targeted PhD students or other early stage researchers. The school was preceded by the Coated Conductors for Applications 2018 workshop.

More information is available at the school website.