First Step Towards Computer Aided Cryostat Design

H.J.M. ter Brake*, P. M. den Breeijen, J. Flokstra

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    Cryostats are usually designed in an empirical manner. Optimum design with respect to the helium evaporation, however, can only be realized by means of a computer. As a first step towards this Computer Aided Cryostat Design, the distributions of temperatures and heat flows in a pot-type cryostat with one or two vapour-cooled radiation shields are considered. In this paper attention is paid to the thermal analysis of these cryostats and some optimization results with respect to the actual design are presented. As an extension of the cryostat configuration the incorporation of a refrigerator is also considered.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eleventh International Cryogenic Engineering Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationBerlin-West, Germany, 22-25 April 1986 : ICEC 11
    EditorsGustav Klipping, Ingrid Klipping
    Place of PublicationGuildford, Surrey
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9780408012584
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1986

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the International Cryogenic Engineering Conference
    ISSN (Print)0308-5422

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