THE TRANSIENT RESPONSE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SINGLE-TUBE ONCE-THROUGH STEAM GENERATOR

Mathematical representation of the transient response characteristics of the fluid-side of a single-tube, once-through steam generator is one of the most challenging problems in the automatic control field today. A simplified distributed-parameter model based on constant pressure and constant heat flux is developed in closed-form for a step change in inlet flow rate. This analytical model describes both the transient response of the fluid-side of the steam generator and a continuity wave phenomenon which traverses the tube as the transient takes place. The experimental apparatus used in the evaluation of this model is described.(Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Ordinance Research Laboratory
    University Park, PA  USA  16802
  • Authors:
    • Holmboe, K C
  • Publication Date: 1971-7-28

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  • Pagination: 175 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00041497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TM-71-125 Doc Thesis
  • Contract Numbers: N00017-70-C-1407
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM