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.

Book details:

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

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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. In , an 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.