CUBIC CRYOGENIC CHAMBER (C3)
The first cryostat of the lab, the Cubic Cryo Chamber (CCC) was inspired by modular cryostat designs in the Pellet Fueling of Fusion Plasmas group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The general utility of CCC is awesome, as exemplified by the diversity of experiments it has completed over the years.
CRYO-CATALYSIS HYDROGEN EXPERIMENTAL FACILITY
Commercial liquid hydrogen use suffers from significant boil-off. CHEF aims to minimize these losses from terrestrial and space applications.
CRYOGENIC ACCELERATED FATIGUE TESTING
The HYPER lab has designed the first fully electric load frame capable of simulating tension, compression, and fatigue tests of polymeric materials.
A LUNAR DUST MITIGATION SOLUTION
A liquid cryogen wash is an alternative that doesn’t have the problems inherent in other dust mitigation technology, enabling humanity’s return to the Moon.
THE FIRST HYDROGEN REFUELING STATION IN WASHINGTON STATE
Current refueling stations use large hydrogen compressors to achieve this pressure. They are expensive and break often. Here at Washington State University, a new method, called cryogenic thermal compression, is being tested by students. Soon, we will have the first refueling station in Washington State.
Lightweight 3D-printed LH2 Tank
The ultimate goal: liquid hydrogen powered UAVs. The objective of this innovative research is to demonstrate the cryogenic compatibility of 3D printed polymers that will not only benefit liquid hydrogen fueling solutions for UAVs, but also the manufacture of complex parts for medical devices and spacecraft components that require operation and strength in cryogenic environments.
AFTER THE MOON OF SATURN
The TITAN cryostat was named after Ian Richardson completed measurements simulating the seas on this moon of Saturn. TITAN is our cryostat for precision thermophysical property measurements.
THERMAL FLUIDS RESEARCH BUILDING (TFRB) SUITE 113
The HYPER lab annexed TFRB suite 113 in 2013 to house a major donation of hydrogen embrittlement testing equipment from NASA Marshall.The primary space includes several office and work spaces, in addition to a large attic space for storage.
ENGINEERING TEACHING AND RESEARCH LABORATORY (ETRL) 221
Since the fall of 2010, ETRL 221 has been home to the HYdrogen Properties for Energy Research (HYPER) Lab. As the name implies, this research lab focuses on utilizing hydrogen for energy applications with an emphasis on cryogenic (liquid and solid) hydrogen.
- The hydrogen fueled farm of the future
- How to Build a Cryogenic Plumbing Manifold
- Leidenfrost Dusting as a Novel Tool for Dust Mitigation
- Systemic Logistics of a Hydrogen Economy Part 2: The Production Problem
- Systemic Logistics of a Hydrogen Economy Part 1: The People Problem
- Could smaller hydrogen liquefiers be better?
- Visualizing density changes with a DSLR Camera
- Is it parahydrogen or para-hydrogen?
- How to make cryogenic Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) shields
- Orbital TIG Welding – How HYPER strives for the best welds!