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Title: Fundamental Thermal Fluid Physics of High Temperature Flows in Advanced Reactor Systems - Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Program Interoffice Work Order (IWO) MSF99-0254 Final Report for Period 1 August 1999 to 31 December 2002

Abstract

The ultimate goal of the study is the improvement of predictive methods for safety analyses and design of advanced reactors for higher efficiency and enhanced safety and for deployable reactors for electrical power generation, process heat utilization and hydrogen generation. While key applications would be advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGCRs) using the closed Brayton cycle (CBC) for higher efficiency (such as the proposed Gas Turbine - Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR) of General Atomics [Neylan and Simon, 1996]), results of the proposed research should also be valuable in reactor systems with supercritical flow or superheated vapors, e.g., steam. Higher efficiency leads to lower cost/kwh and reduces life-cycle impacts of radioactive waste (by reducing waters/kwh). The outcome will also be useful for some space power and propulsion concepts and for some fusion reactor concepts as side benefits, but they are not the thrusts of the investigation. The objective of the project is to provide fundamental thermal fluid physics knowledge and measurements necessary for the development of the improved methods for the applications.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ;  [1]; ;  [2];  [3]; ;  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7]
  1. (INEEL)
  2. (General Atomics)
  3. (Iowa State U.)
  4. (U. Maryland)
  5. (U. Manchester, UK)
  6. (Kyoto U., Japan)
  7. (Tokyo U. Science, Japan)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology (NE) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
822187
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-02-01613
TRN: US0401189
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 31 Dec 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; BRAYTON CYCLE; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; GAS TURBINES; HELIUM; LIFE CYCLE; NUCLEAR ENERGY; PHYSICS; POWER GENERATION; PROCESS HEAT; PROPULSION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SAFETY; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; TURBULENT FLOW; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; ADVANCED REACTORS; HYDROGEN GENERATION; CLOSED BRAYTON CYCLE; SUPERCRITICAL FLOW

Citation Formats

McEligot, D.M., Condie, K.G., Foust, T.D., McCreery, G.E., Pink, R.J., Stacey, D.E., Shenoy, A., Baccaglini, G., Pletcher, R.H., Wallace, J.M., Vukoslavcevic, P., Jackson, J.D., Kunugi, T., and Satake, S.-i. Fundamental Thermal Fluid Physics of High Temperature Flows in Advanced Reactor Systems - Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Program Interoffice Work Order (IWO) MSF99-0254 Final Report for Period 1 August 1999 to 31 December 2002. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/822187.
McEligot, D.M., Condie, K.G., Foust, T.D., McCreery, G.E., Pink, R.J., Stacey, D.E., Shenoy, A., Baccaglini, G., Pletcher, R.H., Wallace, J.M., Vukoslavcevic, P., Jackson, J.D., Kunugi, T., & Satake, S.-i. Fundamental Thermal Fluid Physics of High Temperature Flows in Advanced Reactor Systems - Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Program Interoffice Work Order (IWO) MSF99-0254 Final Report for Period 1 August 1999 to 31 December 2002. United States. doi:10.2172/822187.
McEligot, D.M., Condie, K.G., Foust, T.D., McCreery, G.E., Pink, R.J., Stacey, D.E., Shenoy, A., Baccaglini, G., Pletcher, R.H., Wallace, J.M., Vukoslavcevic, P., Jackson, J.D., Kunugi, T., and Satake, S.-i. Tue . "Fundamental Thermal Fluid Physics of High Temperature Flows in Advanced Reactor Systems - Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Program Interoffice Work Order (IWO) MSF99-0254 Final Report for Period 1 August 1999 to 31 December 2002". United States. doi:10.2172/822187. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/822187.
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title = {Fundamental Thermal Fluid Physics of High Temperature Flows in Advanced Reactor Systems - Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Program Interoffice Work Order (IWO) MSF99-0254 Final Report for Period 1 August 1999 to 31 December 2002},
author = {McEligot, D.M. and Condie, K.G. and Foust, T.D. and McCreery, G.E. and Pink, R.J. and Stacey, D.E. and Shenoy, A. and Baccaglini, G. and Pletcher, R.H. and Wallace, J.M. and Vukoslavcevic, P. and Jackson, J.D. and Kunugi, T. and Satake, S.-i.},
abstractNote = {The ultimate goal of the study is the improvement of predictive methods for safety analyses and design of advanced reactors for higher efficiency and enhanced safety and for deployable reactors for electrical power generation, process heat utilization and hydrogen generation. While key applications would be advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGCRs) using the closed Brayton cycle (CBC) for higher efficiency (such as the proposed Gas Turbine - Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR) of General Atomics [Neylan and Simon, 1996]), results of the proposed research should also be valuable in reactor systems with supercritical flow or superheated vapors, e.g., steam. Higher efficiency leads to lower cost/kwh and reduces life-cycle impacts of radioactive waste (by reducing waters/kwh). The outcome will also be useful for some space power and propulsion concepts and for some fusion reactor concepts as side benefits, but they are not the thrusts of the investigation. The objective of the project is to provide fundamental thermal fluid physics knowledge and measurements necessary for the development of the improved methods for the applications.},
doi = {10.2172/822187},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2002},
month = {Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2002}
}

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