Accession Number:

ADA052395

Title:

Thermodynamic Analysis of a Tin-Steamed LMMHD System.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

THERMO ELECTRON CORP WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-07-29

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

In this report, we evaluate the thermodynamic analyses and data of a tin-steam liquid metal magnetohydrodynamic power system proposed by Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, to the Office of Naval Research, Washington, D.C. Our evaluations consisted of 1 an analysis of the ideal or limiting performance of the proposed system 2 a comparison of the results obtained by means of a computer model developed by Argonne with those obtained by simplified hand calculations by Thermo Electron Corporation 3 an analysis of the sensitivities of the computer results to the values of key but uncertain input parameters 4 an analysis of the major efficiency losses in the system and 5 a comparison of the proposed system with one that does not use magnetohydrodynamics but does require effective steam heat management reheat and feedwater heating. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE