FEM Algorithm for Solving Superconducting Meissner Repulsion Forces

(*) Corresponding author

Authors' affiliations

DOI's assignment:
the author of the article can submit here a request for assignment of a DOI number to this resource!
Cost of the service: euros 10,00 (for a DOI)


The Perez-Diaz and Garcia-Prada expression gives the force due to the Meissner effect for any surface element of a superconductor in a magnetic field. This paper proposes an algorithm for the integration of this expression in a superconductor of any shape. The convergence of the algorithm has been checked with respect to the finite elements’ size and has been compared to analytical solutions for simple geometries. The results showed good accuracy, whilst not requiring high specification computing technology
Copyright © 2013 Praise Worthy Prize - All rights reserved.


Meissner Effect; Finite Elements ;Superconducting Forces; Magneto-Mechanical Design; Superconductor; Levitation Forces

Full Text:



V. Arkadiev, Nature 160, 330 (1947).

J. G. Bednorz and K. Alexander Muller, Z. Phys. B 64, 184 (1986).

Kangwon Lee, Bongsu Kim, et al, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 20 (2007) 634–639.

F. Y. Alzoubi, H. M. Al-khateeb, et al, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 18 (2005) 1329.

J. L. Perez-Diaz and J. C. Garcia-Prada, Physica C, 467 (2007) 141–144.

J. L. Perez-Diaz and J. C. Garcia-Prada, App. Physics Lett.. 91, 142503 (2007).

J. L. Perez-Diaz and J. C. Garcia-Prada and J.A. Díaz-García, Universal Model for Superconductor-Magnet Forces in the Static Limit, (2008) International Review of Mechanical Engineering (IREME), 2 (2).

J.L. Pérez-Díaz, J.C. García-Prada and J.A. Díaz-García, Physica C, 469 (2009) 252-255


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Please send any question about this web site to info@praiseworthyprize.com
Copyright © 2005-2024 Praise Worthy Prize