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- Homework Statement
- Design Thermal Fluid System for Thorium Reactor

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Hi,

I'm working on a project for a thermal fluids design class in which a theoretical Thorium reactor is to be designed and modeled, and I'm a little bit at a loss for how to start analyzing the problem. I know the system will have 4 fluid systems: an enriched FLiBe system connected via HX to a non-enriched FLiBe system connected via HX to a water system which will phase change and spin a turbine, and then a final water system will be used to cool the condenser for the steam system. The pipes and heat exchangers will be made of Hastelloy N. I know the thermal properties of the fluids and Hastelloy N, and i also know the power generation i'd like to see(1.25GW). My thought was i'd work backwards from the steam system using the power generated, but there are just so many unknowns. does anyone have any advice on how to jumpstart this project? some sort of a roadmap would be great.

I'm working on a project for a thermal fluids design class in which a theoretical Thorium reactor is to be designed and modeled, and I'm a little bit at a loss for how to start analyzing the problem. I know the system will have 4 fluid systems: an enriched FLiBe system connected via HX to a non-enriched FLiBe system connected via HX to a water system which will phase change and spin a turbine, and then a final water system will be used to cool the condenser for the steam system. The pipes and heat exchangers will be made of Hastelloy N. I know the thermal properties of the fluids and Hastelloy N, and i also know the power generation i'd like to see(1.25GW). My thought was i'd work backwards from the steam system using the power generated, but there are just so many unknowns. does anyone have any advice on how to jumpstart this project? some sort of a roadmap would be great.