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A comparative study of a steam surface condenser computer model to field test data

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Authors
Lynch, Vincent J.
Subjects
Marine condenser design
Condensers
Computerized condenser design
Advisors
Marto, Paul J.
Nunn, Robert H.
Date of Issue
1979-12
Date
December 1979
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
A comparison between a computer model of a steam surface condenser and data from a machinery test of a DDG-37 class engineering plant is provided. Using ORCON1, a computer code developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a comparison between a computer model and actual data was made in an attempt to verify the code. The sensitivities of ORCON1 to changes in inputs were explored to determine the effect of inaccuracies in the data. Results show that, especially at lower steaming rates, ORCON1 provides a fair model of the condenser. A change was made to ORCON1 to account for vapor velocity effects in the condenser. This change improved the correlations between the code's output and the data. Other changes to the code are proposed. Continued attempts to verify ORCON1 and further study in improving the code are recommended.
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Mechanical Engineering
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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