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Author Sager, G.T. ♦ Wong, C.P.C. ♦ Kapich, D.D. ♦ McDonald, C.F. ♦ Schleicher, R.W.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1993
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Power conversion ♦ Tokamaks ♦ Turbines ♦ Power generation ♦ Thermodynamics ♦ Fission reactors ♦ Fusion power generation ♦ Pulse generation ♦ Thermal loading ♦ Energy storage
Abstract The impact of cyclic loading of the power conversion system of a helium-cooled, pulsed tokamak power plant is assessed. Design limits of key components of heat transport systems employing Rankine and Brayton thermodynamic cycles are quantified based on experience in gas-cooled fission reactor design and operation. Cyclic loads due to pulsed tokamak operation are estimated. Expected performance of the steam generator is shown to be incompatible with pulsed tokamak operation without load leveling thermal energy storage. The closed cycle gas turbine is evaluated qualitatively based on performance of existing industrial and aeroderivative gas turbines. Advances in key technologies which significantly improve prospects for operation with tokamak fusion plants are reviewed.
Description Author affiliation: Gen. Atomics, San Diego, CA, USA (Sager, G.T.; Wong, C.P.C.; Kapich, D.D.; McDonald, C.F.; Schleicher, R.W.)
ISBN 0780314123
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1993-10-11
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 390.99 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 917
Ending Page 920


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library