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Title: Quarter 2 Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) - DOE Solar Program

Abstract

Creep-fatigue deformation is an important consideration for a thermal receiver of a gas phase (GP) Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) system due to the constant static stress or pressure, diurnal cycling, and elevated service temperatures required for efficient operation. An accurate description of the creep-fatigue behavior, not available for five of the six candidate materials, is important for assessment of preliminary designs. This project will provide a detailed analysis of the creep-fatigue behavior and damage accumulation of a candidate structural material for a CSP solar thermal receiver to address a critical knowledge barrier for receiver design in the GP pathway concept identified in the CSP Gen3 Demonstration Roadmap. This effort includes the development of rules for the design of solar receiver components against high temperature creep-fatigue and ratcheting failure modes. The ASME Code rules for high temperature nuclear components will form the basis of the method but adjustments will be made to reflect the generally shorter, diurnal operating cycles of thermal receivers and the relative consequences of failure, comparing nuclear to solar components. This is report covers the second quarter's work, which addressed outstanding questions on alloy selection for Quarter 1, and began laying the ground work for mechanical testing.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory
  2. Argonne National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1484680
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-18-51039-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
S&T Accomplishment Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 - SOLAR ENERGY; 36 - MATERIALS SCIENCE; Gen3 CSP; Creep-Fatigue; Design curves; Thermal receiver

Citation Formats

McMurtrey, Michael D, Carroll, Laura J, and Messner, Mark. Quarter 2 Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) - DOE Solar Program. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1484680.
McMurtrey, Michael D, Carroll, Laura J, & Messner, Mark. Quarter 2 Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) - DOE Solar Program. United States. doi:10.2172/1484680.
McMurtrey, Michael D, Carroll, Laura J, and Messner, Mark. Wed . "Quarter 2 Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) - DOE Solar Program". United States. doi:10.2172/1484680. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484680.
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abstractNote = {Creep-fatigue deformation is an important consideration for a thermal receiver of a gas phase (GP) Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) system due to the constant static stress or pressure, diurnal cycling, and elevated service temperatures required for efficient operation. An accurate description of the creep-fatigue behavior, not available for five of the six candidate materials, is important for assessment of preliminary designs. This project will provide a detailed analysis of the creep-fatigue behavior and damage accumulation of a candidate structural material for a CSP solar thermal receiver to address a critical knowledge barrier for receiver design in the GP pathway concept identified in the CSP Gen3 Demonstration Roadmap. This effort includes the development of rules for the design of solar receiver components against high temperature creep-fatigue and ratcheting failure modes. The ASME Code rules for high temperature nuclear components will form the basis of the method but adjustments will be made to reflect the generally shorter, diurnal operating cycles of thermal receivers and the relative consequences of failure, comparing nuclear to solar components. This is report covers the second quarter's work, which addressed outstanding questions on alloy selection for Quarter 1, and began laying the ground work for mechanical testing.},
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