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Structural Behavior Analysis on a Small-scale PCHE Prototype under High-temperature Gas Loop Conditions

K.N. Song1
1 KAERI, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Structural Durability & Health Monitoring 2011, 7(4), 297-306. https://doi.org/10.3970/sdhm.2011.007.297

Abstract

The IHX (Intermediate Heat Exchanger) of a VHTR (Very High Temperature Reactor) transfers 950° heat generated from the VHTR to a hydrogen production plant. The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) has manufactured a small-scale prototype of a PCHE (Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger) under consideration as a candidate of the IHX. In this study, as a part of high-temperature structural integrity evaluation of the small-scale PCHE prototype, we carried out a macroscopic structural behavior analysis including structural analysis modeling and thermal/elastic structural analysis under small-scale gas loop test conditions as a precedent study to a performance test. The results obtained in this study will be compared with the test results of the small-scale PCHE and also will be applied to the design of a medium-scale PCHE prototype.

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Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger (PCHE), High-temperature Structural Analysis, Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR), Intermediate Heat Exchanger (IHX)

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Song, K. (2011). Structural Behavior Analysis on a Small-scale PCHE Prototype under High-temperature Gas Loop Conditions. Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, 7(4), 297–306.



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