Implementation of a Sage-Based Stirling Model into a System-Level Numerical Model of the Fission-Power System Technology Demonstration Unit

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M. H. Briggs (2011), JBIS, 64, 200-203

Refcode: 2011.64.200
Keywords: Fission, power conversion, numerical modelling, fission surface power, stirling power conversion

The Fission Power Systems (FPS) project is developing a Technology Demonstration Unit (TDU) to verify the performance and functionality of a subscale version of the FPS reference concept in a relevant environment and to verify component and system models. As hardware is developed for the TDU, component and system models must be refined to include the details of specific component designs. This paper describes the development of a Sage-based pseudo-steady-state Stirling convertor model and its implementation into a system-level model of the TDU.

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