The Venting Characteristics of a Fibrous Thermal Barrier System During a Rapid Depressurization Accident (Rotor Failure) in an HTGR-GT PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
S. Lightner, W. S. Betts, Jr.

General Atomic Co., San Diego, CA

Paper No. 81-GT-14, pp. V002T08A002; 5 pages
  • ASME 1981 International Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • Volume 2: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • Houston, Texas, USA, March 9–12, 1981
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7962-7
  • Copyright © 1981 by ASME


The thermal barrier inside the primary circuit of the direct-cycle, high-temperature gas-cooled reactor-gas turbine (HTGR-GT) may experience rapid depressurization transients. Turbine rotor failure induces the most severe pressure transient. To determine how rotor failure affects the design adequacy of the thermal barrier, the authors experimentally examined the venting characteristics of the fibrous insulation. This paper theoretically develops a simulation technique and correlates the analytical results with test data.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
This article is only available in the PDF format.



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In