Accession Number:

AD0253750

Title:

FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR 3MW(E) NUCLEAR THERMO-ELECTRIC POWER PLANT

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ASTRONUCLEAR LAB PITTSBURGH PA

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Report Date:

1960-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The results are presented of a study of the feasibility of a 3 MWe nuclear power pl nt utilizing the concept of direct conversion thermoelectric generation. The application to deep submergence operation required characteristics of high reliability, unattended long life and basic simplicity. A satisfactory concept has been physically defined by a preliminary design study. The selected system uses a boiling water-cooled reactor incorporating a uranium dioxide fuel, water moderated plate type element with a thermal output of 45 MW. Electrical power is generated by static conversion of heat through N and P thermoelectric elements. The waste heat is dissipated to the sea water by natural convection. The thermoelectric generator acts as a condenser for the primary coolant. The plant will withstand the submergence pressure at 2000 fathoms. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE