Izvestiya vuzov. Yadernaya Energetika

The peer-reviewed scientific and technology journal. ISSN: 0204-3327

Program for Three-Dimensional Numerical Computation of Thermal and Electrical Properties of a Multicell Thermionic Fuel Element for the Direct Energy Conversion NPP

7/14/2012 2012 - #02 Modelling processes at nuclear facilities

Polous M.A. Yarygin V.I. Vinogradov E.G.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2012.2.18

UDC: 621.039.5

The existing COMSOL finite element analysis code has been modified to calculate the electro-thermophysical properties of a thermionic fuel element with a complex geometry of structural components for the new generation direct energy conversion NPP on a basis of its three-dimensional mathematical model using the discreet experimental data on the current-voltage characteristics of a thermionic converter.