Michigan State University
Cryogenic Process Engineering
This class is full and the waiting list is closed.
VenkataRao Ganni and Pete Knudsen, Michigan State University/FRIB
Purpose and Audience
Cryogenic refrigeration process systems are used to support modern particle accelerator superconducting technologies. These are highly energy intensive thermodynamic processes and their reliability directly affects the physics program. They have been misrepresented as off-the-shelf, technically mature systems, when in fact they are high specialized, one-of-a-kind systems, often adapting equipment and processes from other industries due to a lack of development. The purpose of this course is to introduce physicists and engineers who are either involved or interested in these accelerator systems to key cryogenic system technical fundamentals.
Undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they meet the course prerequisites or have equivalent experience.
Upon completion of this course, students would be expected to:
Course will consist of a series of lectures, combined with homework (with worked solutions) to practice reinforce concepts presented and three projects – a design, analysis and modeling project. There will be daily quizzes on material presented previously.
The following topics are planned to be covered:
Design, analysis and modeling projects will focus on practical implementation of material presented in lectures.
The material for the course will be provided by lecturers. Supplemental text (to be provided by the USPAS) “Cryogenic Systems” (1985) by R.F. Barron.
Students will be evaluated on performance in projects (60%) and daily quizzes (40%). Homework is intended to emphasize material in lectures and to help prepare for quizzes.
Michigan State University course number: PHY 905 - 306 - Cryogenic Process Engineering
Indiana University course number: Physics 671, Advanced Topics in Accelerator Physics
MIT course number: 8.790, Accelerator Physics