ICMC will offer a Short Course at CEC/ICMC 2023 on Sunday, July 9, at the Hawai’i Convention Center. Registration for the ICMC Short Course can be done through the CEC/ICMC’23 registration website as an optional item.

The purpose of the short course is to offer several brief lecture/discussion periods on topics thought to be of interest to students and young professionals working in the areas of cryogenic materials and devices. The instructors have special interests and knowledge/experience in the topic discussions they will lead.

Short Course: Cryogenic Materials and Mechanical Testing: Equipment and Methods
Instructor:  Ignacio A. Santillana, CERN and Robert P. Walsh, Florida State University/National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Short Course Fee: $25 Students; $125 Non-Students
Description: This short course aims to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of materials used at cryogenic temperatures, as well as an overview of the equipment used for cryogenic mechanical testing. In addition to learning about test methods for measuring material properties such as strength and fracture toughness, students will learn the relationship between these properties and their importance to multi-faceted design. The course will also cover design aspects of mechanical test cryostats, test specimens and sensors used for cryogenic testing and the use and application of extensometers, clip gages (COD’s) and bondable strain gages at cryogenic temperatures, with emphasis on the accuracy and reliability of their measurements.

Furthermore, the course will discuss the interpretation of the results of cryogenic mechanical testing, and a detailed post-processing methodology of fracture toughness tests at cryogenic temperatures, providing an overview of the different techniques and methods used to analyze data obtained from these tests. By the end of this course, participants will have gained a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of materials for use at cryogenic temperatures, the equipment used for cryogenic mechanical testing, and the interpretation of cryogenic mechanical testing results, including the post-processing of fracture toughness tests. Students will come away with a better basic understanding of when testing (versus the use of available data) is required to ensure safe design.