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Refrigeration and Thermo Hydraulics Laboratory (LRTH)

Published on 9 March 2021
Head of LRTH

Christine HOA
Low Temperature System Department (D-SBT)
Refrigeration and Thermal-Hydraulics Laboratory (LRTH)
CEA-Grenoble
17 avenue des Martyrs
38 054 Grenoble cedex 9
Phone: 04 38 78 26 64
Fax: 04 38 78 50 84


Staff
BON-MARDION Michel
CHARTIER Jérôme
DIRIBARNE Pantxo
GIRARD Alain
HOA Christine
KHARCHE Swapnil (PhD Student)
MICHEL Frédéric
NIVELON Pierre
PONCET Jean-Marc
ROUSSET Bernard
SHOALA Sulayman (PhD Student)

January 2020




Presentation
The LRTH research activities are focused on two main items:
- the large-scale refrigeration for fusion and accelerator projects
- the hydrodynamics for turbulence at very high Reynolds number in superfluid or normal helium,

These two domains benefit from our refrigeration facility, the so-called “station 400W@1.8K” and its multi-test cryostat (CMT). Two platforms with specific cryogenic instrumentation offer tests capacity with supercritical helium flow (HELIOS) and superfluid helium (SHREK). The laboratory relies also on thermal-hydraulics simulations developed for a better understanding of the physics observed in the experiments but also for optimization purposes of the refrigeration process.

HELIOS
Station 400 W@1.8 K
SHREK