ICMC will offer a Short Courses at CEC/ICMC 2017 on Sunday, July 9 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center as outlined below.

Cryogenic/Superconducting – Materials, Power Electronics Engineering, and Applications

Instructors: L. Cooley, L. Graber, M. Sumption, M. Majoros, K. T. Hartwig

Registration and coffee: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
ICMC Short Course: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Superconductor Manufacturing
This 1 hour lecture will cover aspects of conductor manufacturing, spanning the practical materials for wires, tapes, and cables. Consideration will also be given to SRF cavities.
Instructor: Lance Cooley, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Cryogenic Applications in Electrical Power Systems
This 1 hour lecture will focus on opportunities for cryogenic technologies in the electrical power transmission and distribution system. Recent advances in high temperature superconducting materials allow to build superconducting power devices such as cables, fault current limiters, and rotating machines, with a performance that is surpassing today’s conventional power devices. We will look into the advantages of superconducting devices with system aspects and optimization in mind. Furthermore, we will also study non-superconducting cryogenic power devices such as cryogenic power electronic devices and cryogenic switchgear.
Instructor: Lukas Graber, Georgia Institute of Technology

AC Loss of Superconductor Devices
This 1 hour lecture is an introduction to AC loss in superconductors in intended for scientists/students who are familiar with superconductors in general, but not AC loss. The focus will be on simple, practical estimation of AC loss in HTS and LTS, wire and tape using simple analytic tools. We will present and work with expressions for external field and transport loss, hysteretic, eddy current, and coupling loss.
Instructor: Mike Sumption, The Ohio State University

FEM Modeling of Superconductors
This 1 hour lecture will start with a basic model for type II superconductors. This will be followed by a simplified model valid for technical superconductors.  Partial differential equations for such technical superconductors will be derived and available numerical methods to solve them will be discussed. Advantages of the FEM method will be shown in connection with different formulations of the problem. Commercially available FEM software packages will be mentioned and their advantages/disadvantages discussed.  Results of a few practical problems solved using FEM will be shown.
Instructor: Milan Majoros, The Ohio State University

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Instructor: K. Theodore Hartwig Jr., Texas A&M University

Registration for ICMC Short Course can be done through the CEC/ICMC’17 registration website as an optional item.