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Title: Reactor coolant pump flywheel

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