In this study a method has been demonstrated by which
the departure from nucleate boiling ratio (DNBR) can be
readily determined for nuclear transients through application
of the COBRA-IIIC/MIT computer code. For input,
boundary conditions were specified relating the time-dependent
variations of core inlet coolant temperature,
system pressure, core heat...
This study evaluates the feasibility of retrofitting a rotary
dryer to a hog fuel boiler, using the boiler exhaust gases as the
Two simulation models were developed. As substantiated by experimental
measurement of existing boiler/dryer systems, each model
accurately predicts system performance given site-specific parameters
such as boiler...
Reflux condensation tests examining steam condensation in a PWR steam
generator (SG) were conducted at the Oregon State University (OSU) Advanced
Plant Experiment (APEX) Test Facility from 2005 through 2007. The
experimental data collected will provide a basis to assess TRACE steam generator
modeling techniques and assist in development of...
The design of a point focus, distributed receiver solar power system is presented. It is
shown that a two axis concentrator, with a two axis solar tracker and drive, has significant
advantages over other possible optical systems. It is further shown that each concentrator should
have its own optical receiver...