The flywheel of latest coolant pump provides high inertia to ensure a slow decrease in coolant flow to prevent fuel damage after the loss of power. Flywheel comprises a hub, twelve tungsten alloy blocks and a retainer ring shrink-fit assembled on the outer surface of blocks. In the structural integrity analysis, the shrinkage load due to shrink-fit and the centrifugal load due to rotation are considered, so the wall thickness of retainer ring and the magnitude of shrink-fit are key variables. In particular, these variables will change the flywheel running state. This paper considers the influence of these variables, we employ Latin hypercube design to obtain the response surface model and analyze the influence of these variables. Finally we obtain the magnitude of wall thickness of retainer ring and the range of shrink-fit.
- Nuclear Engineering Division
The Use of Experimental Design for the Shrink-Fit Assembly of Multi-Ring Flywheel
Wang, Y, Wang, D, Yin, J, & Hu, Y. "The Use of Experimental Design for the Shrink-Fit Assembly of Multi-Ring Flywheel." Proceedings of the 2014 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 1: Plant Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Modifications, Life Cycle and Balance of Plant; Nuclear Fuel and Materials; Plant Systems, Structures and Components; Codes, Standards, Licensing and Regulatory Issues. Prague, Czech Republic. July 7–11, 2014. V001T03A012. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE22-30359
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