Saturday, January 21, 2023

2.0 Environments for Cryogenic Fluid Management

This post is a continuation of previous posts of video clips from the short course on cryogenic fluid management (CFM) I taught at NASA's Thermal and Fluid Analysis Workshop in September, 2022. The reference report used to present the course topics can be accessed on the Training page at

Although this section on environments is tailored for the aerospace audience of the NASA short course, the approach can be applied to other applications with appropriate modifications. For example, stationary liquid hydrogen energy storage would need to address local transient solar flux (including day/night cycles), temperature, weather, and seasonal fluctuations (all in normal gravity). Likewise, mobile applications would have thermal and acceleration environments based on the the vehicle (e.g., aircraft, marine, train, truck, etc.) and associated operations.

Matt Moran is the Managing Member at Moran Innovation LLC, and previous Managing Partner at Isotherm Energy. He's been developing power and propulsion systems for more than 40 years; and first-of-a-kind liquid, slush and gaseous hydrogen systems since the mid-1980s. Matt was also the Sector Manager for Energy & Materials in his last position at NASA where he worked for 31 years. He's been a cofounder in seven technology based start-ups; and provided R&D and engineering support to hundreds of organizations. Matt has three patents and more than 50 publications including the Cryogenic Fluid Management report series. More about him can be found here.