Task 6.3/6.7.4 - Engineering Performance of Advanced Structural Materials

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Future energy systems will be required to fire low-grade fuels and meet higher energy conversion efficiencies than today's systems. The steam cycle used at present is-limited to a maximum temperature of 550C, because above that the stainless steel tubes deform and corrode excessively. However, to boost efficiency significantly, much higher working fluid temperatures are required. Although high-temperature alloys will suffice for the construction of these components in the near term, the greatest efficiency increases can only be reached with the use of advanced structural ceramics

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Hurley, John P. & Kay, John P. November 16, 1998.

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Future energy systems will be required to fire low-grade fuels and meet higher energy conversion efficiencies than today's systems. The steam cycle used at present is-limited to a maximum temperature of 550C, because above that the stainless steel tubes deform and corrode excessively. However, to boost efficiency significantly, much higher working fluid temperatures are required. Although high-temperature alloys will suffice for the construction of these components in the near term, the greatest efficiency increases can only be reached with the use of advanced structural ceramics

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  • Report No.: DE-FC21-93MC30097--67
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  • DOI: 10.2172/1722 | External Link
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Hurley, John P. & Kay, John P. Task 6.3/6.7.4 - Engineering Performance of Advanced Structural Materials, report, November 16, 1998; Morgantown, West Virginia. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666142/: accessed November 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.