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Heat pipe applications in fission driven nuclear power plants

Author: Bahman Zohuri
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019.
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This book presents a new and innovative approach for the use of heat pipes and their application in a number of industrial scenarios, including space and nuclear power plants. The book opens by describing the heat pipe and its concept, including sizing, composition and binding energies. It contains mathematical models of high and low temperature pipes along with extensive design and manufacturing models,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zohuri, Bahman.
Heat pipe applications in fission driven nuclear power plants.
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019
(OCoLC)1067249053
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bahman Zohuri
ISBN: 9783030058821 3030058824 9783030058838 3030058832
OCLC Number: 1087502941
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 362 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Intro; Preface; Acknowledgment; Contents; About the Author; Chapter 1: Why Nuclear Power Plant Energy; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Innovative Approach; 1.3 Methodology of Combined Cycle; 1.4 Why We Still Need Nuclear Power; 1.5 Is Nuclear Energy Renewable Source of Energy; 1.6 Argument for Nuclear Power as Renewable Energy Source; 1.7 Argument Against Nuclear Power as Renewable Energy Source; 1.8 Safety; 1.9 Fuel Cycle; 1.10 Nuclear Power Economics; 1.10.1 Rising Construction Costs; 1.10.2 Rising Construction Time; 1.10.3 Falling Construction Demand; 1.10.4 Untested Technology 1.10.5 Unfavorable Market Place1.10.6 Unreliable Forecasts; 1.10.7 Subsidies Needed; 1.10.8 A Nuclear Revival or Decline; 1.11 Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste Management; 1.12 Proliferation and Nonproliferation; 1.13 Society Attitude and Public Understanding of Nuclear Power; 1.14 Conclusion; References; Chapter 2: Small Modular Reactors and Innovative Efficient Enhancement Design; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Generation IV Drive New Nuclear Reactor Concepts; 2.3 Technological State-of-the-Art and Anticipated Developments; 2.4 Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP); 2.5 Generation IV Systems 2.5.1 Very-High-Temperature Reactor (VHTR)2.5.2 Molten Salt Reactor (MSR); 2.5.3 Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor (SFR); 2.5.4 Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactor (SCWR); 2.5.4.1 Advantage and Challenges; 2.5.4.2 GIF Progress Up to 2012; 2.5.5 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (GFR); 2.5.6 Lead-Cooled Fast Reactor (LFR); 2.6 Next Generation of Nuclear Power Reactors for Power Production; 2.7 Goals for Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems; 2.8 Why We Need to Consider the Future Role of Nuclear Power Now; 2.9 The Generation IV Roadmap Project; 2.10 Licensing Strategy Components 2.11 Market and Industry Status and Potentials2.12 Barriers; 2.13 Needs; 2.14 Synergies with Other Sectors; 2.15 Combined Cycles for Efficiency of New-Generation Nuclear Power Plants; 2.16 Advanced Modular Reactors (AdvSMRs); 2.17 Advantages of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs); 2.17.1 Cost of Electricity from Nuclear Power; 2.17.2 Cost of Nuclear Technology Is Too High; 2.18 Conclusions; References; Chapter 3: Design and Analysis of Core Design for Small Modular Reactors; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Heat Pipe Micro-reactor; 3.3 High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors/Advanced Small Modular Reactor 3.4 Core Design and Analysis3.5 Small Modular Reactors ́General Concepts; 3.5.1 Modularity and Flexibility; 3.6 Safety Features and Licensing of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs); 3.6.1 Safety Features of Small Modular Reactors; 3.6.2 Licensing of Small Modular Reactors; 3.6.3 Nonproliferation Resistant and Security; 3.7 Small Reactor Designs in Market; 3.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Thermodynamic Cycles; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Work; 4.3 First Law of Thermodynamics; 4.4 Enthalpy, h; 4.5 Energy Equation; 4.5.1 Total Energy of an Isolated System Is Constant; 4.6 Open Cycle; 4.7 Closed Cycle
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This book presents a new and innovative approach for the use of heat pipes and their application in a number of industrial scenarios, including space and nuclear power plants.  Read more...

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