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Title: Power Conversion Study for High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors

Abstract

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is investigating a Brayton cycle efficiency improvement on a high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) as part of Generation-IV nuclear engineering research initiative. There are some technical issues to be resolved before the selection of the final design of the high temperature gascooled reactor, called as a Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP), which is supposed to be built at the INEEL by year 2017. The technical issues are the selection of the working fluid, direct vs. indirect cycle, power cycle type, the optimized design in terms of a number of intercoolers, and others. In this paper, we investigated a number of working fluids for the power conversion loop, direct versus indirect cycle, the effect of intercoolers, and other thermal hydraulics issues. However, in this paper, we present part of the results we have obtained. HYSYS computer code was used along with a computer model developed using Visual Basic computer language.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
911079
Report Number(s):
INEEL/CON-05-02618
TRN: US0704384
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ICAPP-05,Soeul Korea,05/15/2005,05/19/2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 - SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BRAYTON CYCLE; COMPUTER CODES; COMPUTERS; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; GAS COOLED REACTORS; INEEL; NUCLEAR ENGINEERING; PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES; THERMAL HYDRAULICS; WORKING FLUIDS; Brayton Cycle; HTGR; INL; power conversion study

Citation Formats

Chang Oh, Richard Moore, and Robert Barner. Power Conversion Study for High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Chang Oh, Richard Moore, & Robert Barner. Power Conversion Study for High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors. United States.
Chang Oh, Richard Moore, and Robert Barner. Sun . "Power Conversion Study for High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911079.
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