HTGR-GT primary coolant transient resulting from postulated turbine deblading [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1980.
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- Pages: 11 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The turbomachine is located within the primary coolant system of a nuclear closed cycle gas turbine plant (HTGR-GT). The deblading of the turbine can cause a rapid pressure equilibration transient that generates significant loads on other components in the system. Prediction of and design for this transient are important aspects of assuring the safety of the HTGR-GT. This paper describes the adaptation and use of the RATSAM program to analyze the rapid fluid transient throughout the primary coolant system during a spectrum of turbine deblading events. Included are discussions of (1) specific modifications and improvements to the basic RATSAM program, which is also briefly described; (2) typical results showing the expansion wave moving upstream from the debladed turbine through the primary coolant system; and (3) the effect on the transient results of different plenum volumes, flow resistances, times to deblade, and geometries that can choke the flow.
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ASME gas turbine conference, Houston, TX, USA, 9 Mar 1981.
Deremer, R.K.; Cadwallader, G.J.
General Atomic Co., San Diego, CA (USA)
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