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Title: Reactor coolant pump flywheel

Abstract

A flywheel for a pump, and in particular a flywheel having a number of high density segments for use in a nuclear reactor coolant pump. The flywheel includes an inner member and an outer member. A number of high density segments are provided between the inner and outer members. The high density segments may be formed from a tungsten based alloy. A preselected gap is provided between each of the number of high density segments. The gap accommodates thermal expansion of each of the number of segments and resists the hoop stress effect/keystoning of the segments.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corp. (Cheswick, PA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1109109
Patent Number(s):
8,590,419
Application Number:
12/470,320
Assignee:
Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corp. (Cheswick, PA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC07-07ID14779
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Finegan, John Raymond, Kreke, Francis Joseph, and Casamassa, John Joseph. Reactor coolant pump flywheel. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Finegan, John Raymond, Kreke, Francis Joseph, & Casamassa, John Joseph. Reactor coolant pump flywheel. United States.
Finegan, John Raymond, Kreke, Francis Joseph, and Casamassa, John Joseph. Tue . "Reactor coolant pump flywheel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1109109.
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abstractNote = {A flywheel for a pump, and in particular a flywheel having a number of high density segments for use in a nuclear reactor coolant pump. The flywheel includes an inner member and an outer member. A number of high density segments are provided between the inner and outer members. The high density segments may be formed from a tungsten based alloy. A preselected gap is provided between each of the number of high density segments. The gap accommodates thermal expansion of each of the number of segments and resists the hoop stress effect/keystoning of the segments.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {11}
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