Computer Simulations of Large-Grain YBCO Properties

  • I. A. Parinov
  • E. V. Pozhkov
  • C. E. Vassil’chenko
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 44)


Based on a Monte-Carlo computer-simulation technique, we modeled large-grain superconducting YBa2Cu3O7-δ (YBCO) microstructures, taking into account the dispersed normal Y2BaCuO5 (211) phase and using seedings. The possible toughening mechanisms acting in the YBCO due to the existence of the particulate 211 phase are discussed. Some effective conductive properties of modeled structures were estimated by percolation methods.


Fracture Toughness Stress Intensity Factor Acta Metall Critical Current Density Stress Intensity Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Parinov
    • 1
  • E. V. Pozhkov
    • 1
  • C. E. Vassil’chenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanics and Applied Mathematics Research InstituteRostov-on-DonRussia

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