Method for controlling start-up and steady state performance of a closed split flow recompression brayton cycle

Patent Number: 9,562,471
Issued: 2/7/2017
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Abstract: A method of resolving a balanced condition that generates control parameters for start-up and steady state operating points and various component and cycle performances for a closed split flow recompression cycle system. The method provides for improved control of a Brayton cycle thermal to electrical power conversion system. The method may also be used for system design, operational simulation and/or parameter prediction.
Filed: 5/1/2014
Application Number: 14/267,137
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.