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  1. UTSI/CFFF MHD PROGRAM COMPLETION AND RELATED ACTIVITY

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    Joel Muehlhauser

    2003-10-20

    The Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) for July, August and September, 2003, were prepared and submitted to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). Discussions were held during July with our environmental consulting firm (TVG Environmental) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) about the groundwater testing program for the CFFF. Both TVG and TDEC advised that we continue with the semiannual sampling schedule for at least the next 6 months to a year. A relatively new category titled Site-Specific Impaired Classification is being considered for the CFFF, but the documentation requirements are expected to be extensive and expensive. The next sampling event will be contracted for in November 2003. In addition to regular monthly report to TDEC, a regional inspector from TDEC came by to inspect the CFFF for compliance with the water discharge permit. He took a short tour of the facility and subsequently issued a statement that the CFFF was in compliance with the permit. TVG Environmental, Inc. of Nashville was requested to provide a cost quote to perform the next scheduled groundwater sampling event for the CFFF. They quoted the same per-event cost as the two previous sampling events. TVG was awarded the contract and the next scheduled semiannual sampling event will occur in mid-November.

  2. UTSI/CFFF MHD PROGRAM COMPLETION AND RELATED ACTIVITY

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    2002-01-01

    Maintenance work on the DOE CFFF facility and other related government property is no longer authorized under this contract in accordance with the DOE-UT Settlement Agreement. Environmental remediation preservation of the facility continued. Government property has been transferred to UTSI as owner which frees up many items for proper disposal. Actions are underway to dispose of other wastes, and control pests and water at the DOE CFFF. Groundwater remediation activities as mandated by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) continued throughout the quarter. A contract was awarded to an environmental consulting company to drill and sample three additional groundwater wells adjacent to the CFFF property. A report on this activity, with results of the sample analysis, has been sent to the TDEC.

  3. UTSI/CFFF MHD PROGRAM COMPLETION AND RELATED ACTIVITY

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    2002-12-31

    Maintenance work on the DOE CFFF facility and other related government property is no longer authorized under this contract in accordance with the DOE-UT Settlement Agreement. Environmental remediation preservation of the facility continued. Government property has been transferred to UTSI as owner which frees up many items for proper disposal. Actions are underway to dispose of other wastes, and control pests and water at the DOE CFFF. Groundwater remediation activities as mandated by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) continued throughout the quarter. A contract was awarded to an environmental consulting company to drill and sample three additional groundwater wells adjacent to the CFFF property. A report on this activity, with results of the sample analysis, has been sent to the TDEC.

  4. Safety analysis of the UTSI-CFFF superconducting magnet

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    In designing a large superconducting magnet such as the UTSI-CFFF dipole, great attention must be devoted to the safety of the magnet and personnel. The conductor for the UTSI-CFFF magnet incorporates much copper stabilizer, which both insures its cryostability, and contributes to the magnet safety. The quench analysis and the cryostat fault condition analysis are presented. Two analyses of exposed turns follow; the first shows that gas cooling protects uncovered turns; the second, that the cryostat pressure relief system protects them. Finally the failure mode and safety analysis is presented

  5. Environmental Audit of the Coal-Fired Flow Facility (CFFF)

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    The scope of the audit at the CFFF was comprehensive, addressing environmental activities in the technical areas of air; soils, sediments, and biota; surface water/drinking water; groundwater; waste management; toxic and chemical materials; quality assurance; radiation; inactive waste sites; environmental management; and environmental monitoring programs. Specifically assessed was the compliance of CFFF operations and activities with Federal, state, and local regulations; DOE Orders; internal operating standards; and best management practices. Onsite activities included inspection of CFFF facilities and operations; review of site documents; interviews with DOE and contractor personnel, as well as representatives from state regulatory agencies; and reviews of previous appraisals. Using these sources of information, the environmental audit team developed findings, which fell into two general categories: compliance findings and best management practice findings. Each finding also identifies apparent causal factor(s) that contributedto the finding and will assist line management in developing ''root causes'' for implementing corrective actions. The overall conclusion of the audit is that The University of Space Institute's Energy Conversion Research and Development Programs (ECP) management of the CFFF has not kept pace with DOE's increasing expectation for environmental performance. ECP has not applied the same door and formality to environmental compliance and protection activities as they apply to their research and development activities.A total of 31 findings were identified in this audit

  6. UTSI/CFFF MHD PROGRAM COMPLETION AND RELATED ACTIVITY

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    Joel W. Muehlhauser

    2003-04-28

    Groundwater remediation activities as mandated by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) continued throughout the quarter. A contract was awarded to an environmental consulting company to drill and sample three additional groundwater wells adjacent to the CFFF property. A report on this activity, with results of the sample analysis, has been sent to the TDEC.

  7. UTSI/CFFF MHD PROGRAM COMPLETION AND RELATED ACTIVITY

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    Joel W. Muehlhauser

    2004-01-20

    The Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) for October, November and December, 2003, were prepared and submitted to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). TVG Environmental, Inc. carried out the scheduled groundwater well sampling on November 17, 2003. The CFFF is currently on a semi-annual testing program required by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. TVG Environmental conducted this semi-annual sampling event for five groundwater wells adjacent to the CFFF. The semi-annual Groundwater Monitoring Report (dated December 17, 2003) from TVG Environmental was received in late December, 2003. The report was noted to have a couple of typographical errors and therefore, it was returned to TVG for correction. The corrected report will be forwarded to DOE in January 2004, as soon as it is received.

  8. UTSI/CFFF MHD PROGRAM COMPLETION AND RELATED ACTIVITY

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    Joel W. Muehlhauser

    2004-05-07

    The Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) for the CFFF for December 2003, January 2004 and February 2004 were prepared and submitted to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. In March 2004, the TDEC issued a revised Discharge Permit for the CFFF that will allow yearly rather than monthly DMRs. The new permit goes into effect on April 1, 2004. Groundwater testing and reporting to TDEC is required on a semi-annual basis. A sampling event took place in November 2003 and the report submitted in December. Due to typographical errors in the report it was reissued in January 2004. Reportable amounts of controlled water pollutants continue to be found in the groundwater well samples. For the last two years groundwater sampling has been conducted by TVG Environmental, Inc. of Nashville, TN. Quantum Environmental and Engineering Services of Knoxville, TN was recently awarded the state contract for environmental services, and they were contacted about providing this service for the CFFF for calendar year 2004. A purchase order was placed with Quantum in March, but was later canceled due to a pricing conflict. The May sampling event will be conducted by TVG Environmental, and bids will be solicited for future environmental services.

  9. UTSI/CFFF MHD PROGRAM COMPLETION AND RELATED ACTIVITY

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    Joel W. Muehlhauser

    2004-07-21

    In this final technical report, UTSI summarizes work completed under DOE Contract No. DE-AC22-95PC95231. This work began on the contract effective date, September 15, 1995 and is continuing on a very small basis to complete the groundwater remediation as of this date. The work scope required UTSI to continue to maintain the DOE Coal Fired Flow Facility and keep it in readiness for anticipated testing. This effort was terminated in September 1998 by DOE stop-work letter. Work continued on reporting, environmental restoration and on the High Temperature Superconductivity work that was underway. The work included preparing reports on the MHD POC tests that had been completed just prior to this contract initiation under an earlier contract with DOE Chicago. These four reports are summarized herein. This report summarizes the environmental restoration work performed under the contract, including groundwater monitoring and remediation, removal of wastes from the facility, removal of asbestos from the cooling tower and actions in compliance with the license to discharge water into Woods Reservoir. This report covers work in support of the DOE High Temperature Superconductivity program including: (1) Assistance to DOE in preparing a development plan; (2) Cooperation with industry, national laboratories and other universities to promote the commercialization of thin film superconductors (coated conductors); (3) Process Evaluations; (4) Process Diagnostic Development; and (5) Process Economics. The assistance to DOE task included convening an advisory board composed of all the major participants in the DOE program and preparing a draft development plan and Research and Development Roadmap leading to commercialization of the coated conductor technology. Under this program, cooperative agreements and cooperative work was undertaken with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Midwest Superconductivity, Inc., EURUS Technologies, Inc., Westinghouse Electric Company, and others. In the process evaluation task, four studies were completed by faculty, staff and students. Summaries of these studies are included in this report. In process diagnostic development, three studies were completed, all emphasizing diagnostics that are applicable to real time control of manufacturing processes. In Process Economics, one study was completed that estimated the manufacturing cost of superconducting wire produced by two of the process thought to be most promising.

  10. UTSI/CFFF MHD PROGRAM COMPLETION AND RELATED ACTIVITY

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    Joel W. Muehlhauser

    2003-08-01

    The Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) for April, May and June, 2003, were prepared and submitted to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). TVG Environmental, Inc. of Nashville, TN conducted the second semi-annual sampling event for the groundwater wells on the UTSI campus in mid-May, 2003. A report detailing the sampling and subsequent water analysis was forwarded to The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation in early June. Copies of that report were provided to DOE by Dr. Joel Muehlhauser. Contamination levels above state limits were found in all five wells sampled for at least one compound. TDEC will be contacted next quarter to determine what subsequent actions are necessary.

  11. Radiology reading-caused fatigue and measurement of eye strain with critical flicker fusion frequency

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    The aim of this study was to investigate eye fatigue that could impair diagnostic accuracy by measuring the critical flicker fusion frequency (CFFF) before and after reading. CFFF was measured before and after about 4 h of health checkup reading in seven healthy volunteer radiologists. A questionnaire was also completed on duration of sleep the night before the experiment, average duration of sleep, and subjective fatigue using a visual analog scale (corrected to a 0-1 scale, 0 indicating the worst fatigue ever experienced). After-reading subjective fatigue was significantly greater (before 0.52±0.15, after 0.42±0.15), and CFFF was significantly lower (before 40.9±2.4, after 39.9±2.0). There was no significant correlation between subjective fatigue and CFFF, either before or after or between before- and after-reading differences in subjective fatigue and CFFF. Shorter duration of sleep the night before significantly correlated with lower CFFF (Pearson's correlation coefficient): before 0.42, P=0.0047; after 0.52, P=0.0003. CFFF declines after reading and can be considered useful as an indicator of fatigue induced by radiology reading. CFFF declines significantly when sleep is reduced the day before reading without correlation with subjective fatigue, meaning that sleep deprivation can cause an unaware decline in visual function. (author)

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  13. Pollution control and environmental monitoring efforts at DOE's Coal-Fired Flow Facility

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    Proof-of-Concept (POC) scale demonstration of such technology is currently being carried out at the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Coal-Fired Flow Facility (CFFF), located at The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, Tennessee and at the Component Development and Integration Facility in Butte, Montana. The CFFF is dedicated to the evaluation of downstream (steam cycle) components and technology that may be considered for a full-scale MHD system. The objectives of the CFFF testing include the demonstration of various pollution control devices and techniques at a scale sufficient for future scale-up. The CFFF offers a unique test environment in which emissions control techniques can be developed and evaluated through emissions and environmental monitoring. Results thus far have demonstrated the ability of sulfur oxide (SOx), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate emissions well below the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Regeneration of the potassium sulfate to produce sulfur-free compounds also has been demonstrated. The experimental program at the CFFF is now aimed at determining the optimum conditions for future commercial scale designs. Because of increased interests in Air Toxics, measurements of nitrous oxide (N2O), a potential greenhouse gas, priority pollutants (inorganic as well as organics), and chlorine-containing species (Cl2 and HCl) are also included in our ongoing efforts. Environmental monitoring activities are being pursued to develop an environmental impact assessment data base. These include the use of three ambient air sites to determine the impacts of gaseous and particulate emissions, five lake water sites to determine impacts due to process water discharges and seven sites to collect terrestrial data on possible soil contamination and tree growth. In this paper, we will summarize the status of our ongoing environmental program. 16 refs., 15 figs., 3 tabs

  14. One-dimensional code to predict the thermal behavior of the UTSI MHD radiant furnace

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    Galanga, F.L.

    1984-03-01

    An analytical model of the thermal behavior of the radiant furnace components installed in the CFFF has been developed. Efforts have been primarily directed towards obtaining a representative global evaluation of the heat recovery of the major downstream components. An overall review of the heat transfer code developed specifically for the DOE CFFF downstream components is presented. The basic methods by which the gas state, transport properties, and the thermal radiative and convective properties are calculated are delineated. Since the thermal behavior of the furnace is radiation dominated, a greater emphasis was placed on this mode of heat transfer. The heat transfer model employs a single zone approximation to the physical problem. The results of the code show good agreement with the experimental data. A more rigorous approach to the problem requires the use of a multi-zone analysis which is presently under consideration. 21 references. (WHK)

  15. Technology development for nuclear material accountability

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    A positive on-site verification technique of spent PWR fuel rods in pool and material balance evaluation in bulk material handling facility were developed in support of facility operation and IAEA verification activity. The measured signal from each individual rod in assembly was noticeable different from empty hole and general BKG and also the target rod was not interfered by the surrounding rods in activity counting. Base on this fact it was possible to distinguish the dummy fuel rod from real rod from real one. As a result this technique may be used by IAEA for the on-site routine inspection. A system for facility MUF evaluation was established for the apply it the bulk material handling facility, the evaluated results of MUF occured in CFFF showed that the efficiency of fabrication process and the international confidence level for MUF are considered to have brought forth a positive conclusion. The uncertainty of measurement system in CFFF fell within IAEA's recomended values. But the measurement error limits of DIQ presented to IAEA of CFFF were lower than actual error limits, so that measurement error limits of DIQ might be updated. (Author)

  16. Parameters affecting nitrogen oxides in a Coal-Fired Flow Facility system

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    Lu, Xiaoliang

    1996-03-01

    The unusually high temperature in the primary combustor of the Coal-Fired Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) power generation system causes much higher nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) to be produced than in a conventional coal fired generation system. In order to lower the NO{sub x} concentration to an acceptable level, it is important to know how parameters of the MM power generation system affect the NO{sub x} concentration. This thesis investigates those effects in the Coal-Fired Flow Facility (CFFF) at the University of Tennessee Space Institute under the contract of US Department Of Energy (DOE). With thermodynamic and kinetic computer codes, the theoretical studies were carried out on the parameters of the CFFF system. The results gathered from the computer codes were analyzed and compared with the experimental data collected during the LMF5J test. The thermodynamic and kinetic codes together modeled the NO.{sub x} behavior with reasonable accuracy while some inconsistencies happened at the secondary combustor inlet.

  17. Theoretical analysis of fundamental natural frequency with different boundary conditions of isotropic hyper composite plate

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    Abdulkareem Abdulrazzaq Alhumdany, Muhannad Al-Waily, Mohammed Hussein Kadhim

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This research presented isotropic hyper composite plates structures, which are made of (resin and fiber with powder as a reinforcement material. The basic item of this research is to improve the dynamical properties of the composite structure. This item has been verified by adding the powder as a reinforcement material. Square and rectangular hyper composite plates (AR=1 and 1.5 are made with different volume fractions for glass powder, resin and short fiber. Different boundary conditions are used (SSSS, CCSS, CCCC, CFFF, SSFF and CCFF to support these plates. The dynamical properties of hyper composite models are calculated numerically with considering these different parameters. The results showed that the natural frequency increases by increasing the volume fraction of powder or short fiber with decreasing the resin. It can be concluded that the fundamental natural frequency in aspect ratio (AR=1 increased successively with the boundary conditions (CFFF, SSFF, SSSS, CCFF, CCSS, and CCCC in ascending order, because the increasing in stiffness of the composite plate depends on the supporting conditions. And, for aspect ratio (AR=1.5, the fundamental natural frequency is increased successively with the boundary conditions (CCFF, CFFF, SSFF, SSSS, CCSS, and CCCC in ascending order. Also the results showed that the fundamental natural frequency of aspect ratio 1 is larger than 1.5, because the ratio between stiffness to weight for AR=1 is larger than AR=1.5. A comparison made between present numerical results and results presented by former published paper Abdulkareem et.al. [8]and theoretical results by Muhannad Al-Waily [9] for simply supported plate with aspect ratio (AR=1, a=b=25 cm and h=5 mm and different volume fractions of resin, powder and short fiber and good agreement were the maximum error between numerical and experimental is results is about 5.73% (with 20% short reinforcement fiber, 30% powder reinforcement and 50% resin

  18. Stability and disturbance of large dc superconducting magnets

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    This paper addresses the stability aspects of several successful dc superconducting magnets such as large bubble chamber magnets, and magnets for the Mirror Fusion Test Facility and MHD Research Facility. Specifically, it will cover Argonne National Laboratory 12-foot Bubble Chamber magnets, the 15-foot Bubble Chamber magnets at Fermi National Laboratory, the MFTF-B Magnet System at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the U-25B Bypass MHD Magnet, and the CFFF Superconducting MHD magnet built by Argonne National Laboratory. All of these magnets are cooled in pool-boiling mode. Magnet design is briefly reviewed. Discussed in detail are the adoped stability critera, analyses of stability and disturbance, stability simulation, and the final results of magnet performance and the observed coil disturbances

  19. Respuesta orgánica en una simulación de combate Organic response to a combat simulation

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    V.J. Clemente Suárez

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes y objetivos: El análisis de la respuesta orgánica durante el combate es un campo de estudio poco tratado en la bibliografía específica, por ello se planteo como objetivo de este trabajo el analizar el efecto de una simulación de combate en el organismo de los combatientes. Material y Métodos: Se analizó el umbral de frecuencia crítica de fusión (UFCF como medio de detectar fatiga del sistema nervioso central (SNC, fuerza explosiva de piernas, fuerza isométrica, lactato sanguíneo y percepción subjetiva de esfuerzo en 20 combatientes antes y después de realizar una simulación de combate. Resultados: Después de la simulación los sujetos mostraron un aumento significativo (pBackground and Objectives: Analysis of organic response in combat is a bit field of study specifically studied in specific literature, for this reason the objective of this work is to analyze the effect of a combat simulation in the organism of soldiers. Material and Methods: We analyzed the critical flicker fusion frequency (CFFF as a means of detecting fatigue of central nervous system (CNS, leg explosive strength, isometric strength, blood lactate and rating of perceived exertion in 20 soldiers before and after performing a combat simulation. Results: After combat simulation, soldiers showed a significant increase (p<0,05 in lactate levels (2,57±0,62 mmol/l vs. 4,92±2,18 mmol/l and isometric strength and a decrease in legs explosive strength. CFFF values decreased, showing signs of fatigue of CNS. Conclusions: Combat simulation was highly stressful, showing signs of fatigue of the CNS, are carried out in anaerobic conditions, despite the low speed o execution, and the subjective perception of effort does not correspond to the organic response obtained. These data could use to adapting current training systems for current missions in combat zones.

  20. Central additive effect of Ginkgo biloba and rhodiola rosea on psychomotor vigilance task and short-term working memory accuracy

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    hayder M. al-kuraishy

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Aim: The present study investigates the effect of combined treatment with Ginkgo biloba and/or rhodiola rosea on psychomotor vigilance task and short-term working memory accuracy. Subjects and Methods: A total number of 112 volunteers was enrolled to study the effect of Ginkgo biloba and rhodiola rosea on psychomotor vigilance task and short-term working memory accuracy as compared to placebo effects,the central cognitive effect was assessed by Critical flicker-fusion frequency (CFFF, Psychomotor vigilance Task (PVT and computerized N-back test. Results: Placebo produced no significant effects on all neurocognitive tests measure p>0.05 in normal healthy volunteers, Ginkgo biloba or Rhodiola rosea improve psychomotor vigilance task and low to moderate working memory accuracy, The combined effect of Rhodiola rosea and Ginkgo biloba leading to more significant effect on psychomotor vigilance task, all levels of short term working memory accuracy and critical fusion versus flicker p<0.01, more than of Ginkgo biloba or Rhodiola rosea when they used alone. Conclusion: The combined effect of Rhodiola rosea and Ginkgo biloba leading to more significant effect on cognitive function than either Ginkgo biloba or Rhodiola rosea when they used alone. [J Intercult Ethnopharmacol 2016; 5(1.000: 7-13

  1. Experimental investigation for powder reinforcement effect on mechanical properties and natural frequency of isotropic hyper composite plate with various boundary conditions

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    Abdulkareem Abdulrazzaq Alhumdany, Muhannad Al-Waily, Mohammed Hussein Kadhim

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this research eleven samples of composite plate materials was made with different volume fraction of the components to produce an isotropic hyper composite materials composed of three materials, epoxy resin and two reinforcements: short glass fiber and glass powder. The composite structure was studied to estimate the mechanical properties (modulus of elasticity E, modulus of rigidity G, and Poisson’s ratio and the natural frequency experimentally. The experimental procedure includes the tensile test machine with the load capacity (0-540KN and vibration test machine. The effect of volume fraction for different aspect ratios of plate were studied with six boundary conditions (Simply supported along all edges (SSSS, Simply-Free Support Edges (SSFF, Clamped-Free Support Three Edges (CFFF, Simply-Clamped Supported Edges (SSCC, Clamped-Free Supported Edges (CCFF, and Clamped Support along all edges (CCCC. The results showed that the modulus of elasticity of hyper composite of short glass fiber and glass powder reinforcement and epoxy resin material was increased with the increase of short fiber volume fraction. But the yield stress was decreased with the increase of powder volume fraction of hyper composite material. The natural frequency of isotropic hyper composite materials plate was increased with the increase of short fiber volume fraction were the volume fraction of short fiber (40% at samples 4 and 8, maximum natural frequency had occur. It was observed that the natural frequency for aspect ratio (AR=1 was higher than that for aspect ratio (AR=1.5. The Experimental mechanical properties and natural frequency of composite plate with various volume fraction results are compare with results of other researcher and the comparison shown the good agreement between presented results and results of research, Muhannad Al-Waily [7], where, the maximum error of mechanical properties compared about (8.77% and maximum error for natural frequency

  2. Diagnostic development and support of MHD test facilities. Final progress report, March 1980--March 1994

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    1995-02-01

    The Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory (DIAL) at Mississippi State University (MSU), under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Contract No. DE-AC02-80ET-15601, Diagnostic Development and Support of MHD Test Facilities, developed diagnostic instruments for magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) power train data acquisition and for support of MHD component development test facilities. Microprocessor-controlled optical instruments, initially developed for Heat Recovery/Seed Recovery (HRSR) support, were refined, and new systems to measure temperatures and gas-seed-slag stream characteristics were developed. To further data acquisition and analysis capabilities, the diagnostic systems were interfaced with DIAL`s computers. Technical support was provided for the diagnostic needs of the national MHD research effort. DIAL personnel also cooperated with government agencies and private industries to improve the transformation of research and development results into processes, products and services applicable to their needs. The initial contract, Testing and Evaluation of Heat Recovery/Seed Recovery, established a data base on heat transfer, slagging effects on heat transfer surfaces, metal durability, secondary combustor performance, secondary combustor design requirements, and other information pertinent to the design of HR/SR components at the Coal-Fired Flow Facility (CFFF). To accomplish these objectives, a combustion test stand was constructed that simulated MHD environments, and mathematical models were developed and evaluated for the heat transfer in hot-wall test sections. Two transitions occurred during the span of this contract. In May 1983, the objectives and title of the contract changed from Testing and Evaluation of Heat Recovery/Seed Recovery to Diagnostic Development and Support of MHD Test Facilities. In July 1988, the research laboratory`s name changed from the MHD Energy Center to the Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory.