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Title: Convectively cooled electrical grid structure

Abstract

Undesirable distortions of electrical grid conductors (12) from thermal cycling are minimized and related problems such as unwanted thermionic emission and structural failure from overheating are avoided by providing for a flow of fluid coolant within each conductor (12). The conductors (12) are secured at each end to separate flexible support elements (16) which accommodate to individual longitudinal expansion and contraction of each conductor (12) while resisting lateral displacements, the coolant flow preferably being directed into and out of each conductor through passages (48) in the flexible support elements (16). The grid (11) may have a modular or divided construction which facilitates manufacture and repairs.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Oakland, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864403
Patent Number(s):
4359667
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
convectively; cooled; electrical; grid; structure; undesirable; distortions; conductors; 12; thermal; cycling; minimized; related; unwanted; thermionic; emission; structural; failure; overheating; avoided; providing; flow; fluid; coolant; conductor; secured; separate; flexible; support; elements; 16; accommodate; individual; longitudinal; expansion; contraction; resisting; lateral; displacements; preferably; directed; passages; 48; 11; modular; divided; construction; facilitates; manufacture; repairs; thermal cycling; coolant flow; support elements; support element; grid structure; thermionic emission; lateral displacement; structural failure; flexible support; electrical grid; /313/

Citation Formats

Paterson, James A., and Koehler, Gary W. Convectively cooled electrical grid structure. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Paterson, James A., & Koehler, Gary W. Convectively cooled electrical grid structure. United States.
Paterson, James A., and Koehler, Gary W. Fri . "Convectively cooled electrical grid structure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864403.
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abstractNote = {Undesirable distortions of electrical grid conductors (12) from thermal cycling are minimized and related problems such as unwanted thermionic emission and structural failure from overheating are avoided by providing for a flow of fluid coolant within each conductor (12). The conductors (12) are secured at each end to separate flexible support elements (16) which accommodate to individual longitudinal expansion and contraction of each conductor (12) while resisting lateral displacements, the coolant flow preferably being directed into and out of each conductor through passages (48) in the flexible support elements (16). The grid (11) may have a modular or divided construction which facilitates manufacture and repairs.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
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