GEN-IV reactor

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Generation IV Reactor Development

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Objectives

  • Evaluation of the PGSFR fluidic design and computational code
  • IHX Flow Characteristic
  • Reactor Flow Distribution
  • Core Receptacle Design
  • Gas Entrainment on IHX Inlet

R&D Status

  • IHX Flow Characteristic Test
  • Facilities Construction (iHELP)
  • Preliminary Test DB Generation
  • Reactor Flow Distribution Test
  • Facilities design is finished. (PRESCO)
  • Test facilities are under construction
  • Core Receptacle and IHX Gas Entrainment Test
  • Strategy is setup.
  • Basic Design Stage for facilities

Outcomes & Perspectives

  • Fluidic Design Validation of PGSFR
  • IHX Pressure Distribution DB by 2017 August
  • SFR Flow and Pressure Distribution DB by End of 2017
  • Core Receptacle Pressure Drop and IHX Inlet Gas Entrainment Exp. DB by 2018
  • Accurate Benchmarking DB for Reactor License and System/CFD code Validation

Supercritical Brayton Cycle System Development

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Objectives

  • Development of Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle Technology for Nuclear Reactor
  • Verification of Compressor Technology Nearby Critical Point
  • Verification of Domestic PCHE Technology
  • Development of Cycle Control Logic
  • Development of Hundreds of kW Power Generation System

R&D Status

  • Construction of Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle Integral Experiment Loop (SCIEL)
  • Development of 200kW sCO2 Integral Test Loop
  • Development of sCO2 Compressor with Gas Foil Bearing and Double Suction Shrouded Impellers
  • Development of sCO2 Compressor with Active Magnetic Bearing(AMB)
  • Development of sCO2 AMB TAC Test Rig with to Evaluate Instability Force
  • Application Test of Commercial Canned Motor Pump to evaluate performance Supercritical State

Outcomes & Perspectives

  • Fabrication of 1st Stage Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle Integral Experiment Loop (SCIEL)
  • Succeed in Electricity Generation at Supercritical State
  • Full Power Operation of sCO2 Compressors at Supercritical State
  • Experimental evaluation of the Supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle
  • Development of Transient Analysis Code