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Technology for Brayton-cycle space powerplants using solar and nuclear energy

Technology for Brayton-cycle space powerplants using solar and nuclear energy

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in [Washington, D.C.], Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Space vehicles -- Auxiliary power supply.,
  • Brayton cycle.,
  • Electric generators.,
  • Gas turbine engines.,
  • Nuclear propulsion.,
  • Solar energy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert E. English.
    SeriesNASA technical paper -- 2558.
    ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18218669M

      Purchase Space Power Systems Engineering - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBN , Book Edition: 1. Abstract. Power generation is an important issue today, especially on the West Coast. Demand is outweighing supply because of lack of incentives for the utilities industry to build additional power plants over the past 10–20 by: 3.

    Design of a marine nuclear power plant utilizing the direct Brayton cycle Bruce Stephen Gathy Iowa State University Follow this and additional works at: Part of theNuclear Engineering Commons,Ocean Engineering Commons, and theOil, Gas, and Energy Commons. Dr. Grey is the author of twenty books and over technical papers in the fields of space technology, space transportation, fluid dynamics, aerospace policy, solar and nuclear energy, spacecraft and aircraft propulsion, power generation and conversion, plasma diagnostics, instrumentation, and .

    This presentation was delivered at the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program Review , held April 23–25, near Phoenix, Arizona. OFFICE of ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY.   Nuclear reactors are the modern day devices extensively used for power generation as the traditional fossil fuels, like coal, are at the breach of extinction. A nuclear reactor is the source of.


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Technology for Brayton-cycle space powerplants using solar and nuclear energy Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Authors: Pietsch, A. Publication Date: Wed Jan 01 EST OSTI Identifier: Alternate Identifier(s): OSTI ID: DOE Contract Number. Technology for Brayton-cycle space powerplants using solar and nuclear energy. [Washington, D.C.]: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch ; Springfield, Va.: For sale by the National Technical Information Service, (OCoLC) Material Type.

Technology for Brayton-cycle space powerplants using solar and nuclear energy. Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and. Sandia National Laboratories is seeking an industry partner to market a turbine system that could substantially improve energy efficiency in small modular nuclear reactors.

The system uses carbon dioxide in a closed-loop “Brayton-cycle” turbine to crank up electric conversion from heat, said Gary Rochau, manager of. Brayton Cycle – Turbine Engine. Inan American engineer, George Bailey Brayton advanced the study of heat engines by patenting a constant pressure internal combustion engine, initially using vaporized gas but later using liquid fuels such as kerosene.

This heat engine is known as “Brayton’s Ready Motor”.It means, the original Brayton engine used a piston compressor and piston. -- This project is inactive --Wilson Solarpower, under the Baseload CSP FOA, proposed a utility-scale, Brayton cycle baseload power tower system with a capacity factor of at least 75% and LCOE of $/kWh.

Approach. Wilson developed, built, tested, and evaluated two prototype components—an unpressurized thermal storage system and an unpressurized solar receiver—as well as a full Brayton.

Figure 1illustrates the solar-powered Brayton-cycle system that consists of 1) a solar energy collector, 2) a heat-receiver/storage unit, 3) a recuperator, 4) a combined rotating unit, and 5) a is a single-phase working-fluid cycle using inert gas in a closed power-conversion loop.

The system optimization and operating characteristics have been reported in detail in other Author: A. Pietsch. ERRATA NASA Technical Note D &.g&&A25 AW7a STUDY OF BRAYTON CYCLE POWER GENERATION SYSTEM USING SNAP-8 NUCLEAR REACTOR AS AN ENERGY SOURCE by Donald C.

Guentert and Roy L. Johnsen April Page 1, line The first temperature should be ' R ( K). P figure 9: The system loss pressure ratio should be P figure The. Pressure Ratio – Brayton Cycle – Gas Turbine. The thermal efficiency in terms of the compressor pressure ratio (PR = p 2 /p 1), which is the parameter commonly used.

In general, increasing the pressure ratio is the most direct way to increase the overall thermal efficiency of a Brayton cycle, because the cycle approaches the Carnot cycle. According to Carnot’s principle higher.

A computational model was developed for the thermal prediction of a Closed Regenerative Brayton Cycle applied for space needs. The model considers global parameters for each component and is used during the project conception phase, since mass and size are key drivers that allow the use of nuclear energy for aerospace by: SUMMARY OF BRAYTON CYCLE ANALYTICAL STUDIES FOR SPACE-POWER SYSTEM APPLICATIONS By Arthur J.

Glassman Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION ~- For solo by the Offico of Technical Services, Deportment of Commerco, Woshington, D.C. -- Price $File Size: 1MB.

The challenge with the Solar Brayton Cycle is diverting hot air from the compressor to the large solar receiver/s. In Solgate/Solhyco the original turbine volume without the solar system was roughly 3 litres.

But when the solar receiver's volume is litres, this is a challenge. Technology for Bayton-cycle powerplants using solar and nuclear energy. of megawatts of power in space, all this from a single technology for the power generating system.

solar Brayton. Zare and Hasanzadeh () applied energy and exergy analyses to a closed Brayton cycle-based combined cycle for solar power tower plants. The exergy efficiency of the proposed cycle is over 70%. The research team is using supercritical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) to not only reduce costs, but increase efficiency on their design.

The system, called Brayton-cycle turbines, would ideally replace. DOE/Sandia National Laboratories. (, March 4). Supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton Cycle turbines promise giant leap in power generation.

ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 1, from www. This is a work in progress and although promising results are coming out of work at Sandia and a contractor, the adoption curve will follow the realities of all new technologies.

There will need to be pilot scale and initial full scale plants buil. Assume a good high efficiency Gas driven Brayton cycle the other end (%) so that yields us an overall efficiency of 38% – 45%, oh. but we almost forgot about that chemical processing plant and its net energy inputs, say we deduct % of reactor power output to account for running that and the cooling plant, so overall between 29%.

System Mass Variation and Entropy Generation in kWe Closed-Brayton-Cycle Space Power Systems Michael J. Barrett National Aeronautics and Space Administration Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio Bryan M. Reid University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Abstract.

Request PDF | Developments in Solar Powered Micro Gas Turbines and Waste Heat Recovery Organic Rankine Cycles | This main objective of this paper is to present recent developments and future.

The Brayton cycle was first tested (successfully) inin South Africa, by a composite team of Potschestrom University, the PBMR and IST, it was supposed to .General Electric Company, Valley Forge Space Technology Center, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mechanical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

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