Application of Compact Heat Exchangers For Combined Cycle Driven Efficiency In Next Generation Nuclear Power Plants

A Novel Approach

  • Bahman┬áZohuri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Bahman Zohuri
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  3. Bahman Zohuri
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  4. Bahman Zohuri
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-366

About this book

Introduction

  • Covers the fundamentals of combined-cycle plants to provide background for understanding the progressive design approaches at the heart of the text
  • Discusses the types of compact heat exchanger surfaces, suggesting novel designs that can be considered for optimal cost effectiveness and maximum energy production
  • Undertakes the thermal analysis of these compact heat exchangers throughout the life cycle, from the design perspective through operational and safety  assurance stages

This book describes the quest to create novel designs for compact heat exchangers in support of emergent combined cycle nuclear plants. The text opens with a concise explanation of the fundamentals of combined cycles, describing their efficiency impacts on electrical power generation systems . It then covers the implementation of these principles in nuclear reactor power systems, focusing on the role of compact heat exchangers in the combined cycle loop and applying them to the challenges facing actual nuclear power systems.

The various types of compact heat exchanger surfaces and designs are given thorough consideration before the author turns his attention to discussing current and projected reactor systems, and how the novel design of these co

mpact heat exchangers can be applied to innovative designs, operation and safety analyses to optimize thermal efficiency. The book is written at an undergraduate level, but will be useful to practicing engineers and scientists as well. 

Keywords

Air Brayton Cycles Combined Cycle Nuclear Plants Heat Exchangers Next Generation Nuclear Plants Nuclear Energy Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Power Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear Thermodynamics Waste Heat Recovery

Authors and affiliations

  • Bahman┬áZohuri
    • 1
  1. 1.Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23537-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23536-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23537-0
  • About this book
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