Michigan State University (ONLINE)
Cryogenic Process Engineering
This class is full. Please contact the USPAS to have your name added to the waiting list.
Pete Knudsen and Nusair Hasan, Michigan State University/FRIB
Purpose and Audience
Helium cryogenic refrigeration process systems are used primarily to support modern particle accelerator superconducting technologies, cryo-pumping of large space chambers and for small to medium hydrogen liquefiers. These are highly energy intensive thermodynamic processes and their reliability directly affects the physics program. They have often 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 graduate student and professional physicists and engineers who are either involved or interested in these accelerator systems to key cryogenic system technical fundamentals.
Undergraduate-level courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer; e.g.,G.J. Van Wylen, R.E. Sonntag, Fundamentals of Classical Thermodynamics; F.M. White, Heat and Mass 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 (to reinforce concepts presented), and a modeling/analysis project. There will be quizzes on material presented. Regular evening help sessions will be scheduled to assist students.
The following topics are planned to be covered:
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 project (30%), quizzes (30%), and homework (40%). Homework is intended to emphasize material in lectures and to help prepare for quizzes. Project results will be individually presented on the last day.
Michigan State University course number: PHY 905 - 702
Indiana University course number: Physics 671, Advanced Topics in Accelerator Physics
MIT course number: 8.790, Accelerator Physics