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Heat transport systems and components for space nuclear power

American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Winter Meeting

Heat transport systems and components for space nuclear power

presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, San Francisco, California, December 10-15, 1989

by American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Winter Meeting

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Published by The Society in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Space vehicles -- Nuclear power plants -- Congresses.,
  • Heat exchangers -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementsponsored by the Nuclear Heat Exchanger Committee of the Nuclear Engineering Division, ASME : edited by Y.A. Hassan.
    SeriesNE ;, vol. 3, NE (Series) ;, v. 3.
    ContributionsHassan, Y. A., American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Nuclear Heat Exchanger Committee.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL1102.N8 A47 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 53 p. :
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2219197M
    ISBN 10079180433X
    LC Control Number89046379

    A radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG, RITEG) is an electricity generating device that uses an array of thermocouples to convert the heat released by the decay of a suitable radioactive material into electricity by the Seebeck generator has no moving parts. RTGs have been used as power sources in satellites, space probes, and uncrewed remote facilities such as a series of.   Books on this shelf deal with nuclear engineering: the application of the breakdown of atomic nuclei and/or other sub-atomic physics, based on the principles of nuclear includes, but is not limited to, the interaction and maintenance of nuclear fission systems and components — specifically, nuclear reactors, nuclear power plants, and nuclear weapons.

    Silicon-germanium (SiGe) thermoelectrics have been used for converting heat into power in spacecraft designed for deep-space NASA missions since This material is used in the radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) that power Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Galileo, Ulysses, Cassini, and New Horizons spacecraft. SiGe thermoelectric material converts enough radiated heat into electrical power. Dr. Firooz Allahdadi and Dr. Sayavur Bakhtiyarov: Power generation is one of the most important applications the long-term space missions. Nuclearbased power systems can supply electricity, heat, and propulsion for missions that are well beyond the capacities of solar power, fuel cells, and traditional chemical/explosives methods.

    heat requires an enormous radiator mass. The large reactor and power conversion masses just add to this problem making for too low a specific power (ratio of jet power to system mass) for rapid space transport. Invoking nuclear fusion for space propulsion, at least as it has been envisioned up till now. For work involving the design of electronic devices, components such as electronic chips, or power systems, the Heat Transfer Module has the functionality to analyze cooling capacity. Simulate conduction and convection in these applications to ensure optimal performance and operation.


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