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Modifications and Modelling of the Fission Surface Power Primary Test Circuit (FSP-PTC)
Author and Affiliation:
Garber, Ann E.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Abstract: An actively pumped alkali metal flow circuit, designed and fabricated at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, underwent a range of tests at MSFC in early 2007. During this period, system transient responses and the performance of the liquid metal pump were evaluated. In May of 2007, the circuit was drained and cleaned to prepare for multiple modifications: the addition of larger upper and lower reservoirs, the installation of an annular linear induction pump (ALIP), and the inclusion of the Single Flow Cell Test Apparatus (SFCTA) in the test section. Performance of the ALIP, provided by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), will be evaluated when testing resumes. The SFCTA, which will be tested simultaneously, will provide data on alkali metal flow behavior through the simulated core channels and assist in the development of a second generation thermal simulator. Additionally, data from the first round of testing has been used to refine the working system model, developed using the Generalized Fluid System Simulation Program (GFSSP). This paper covers the modifications of the FSP-PTC and the updated GFSSP system model.
Publication Date: Feb 10, 2008
Document ID:
20080015654
(Acquired Apr 18, 2008)
Subject Category: FLUID MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: 2008 Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF); 10-14 Feb. 2008; Albuquerque; Mexico
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: FISSION; CIRCUITS; ALKALI METALS; TRANSIENT RESPONSE; LIQUID METALS; RESERVOIRS; INSTALLING; SIMULATION; DRAINAGE; FABRICATION
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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