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Method for controlling start-up and steady state performance of a closed split flow recompression brayton cycle

United States Patent

9,562,471
February 7, 2017
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A method of resolving a balanced condition that generates control parameters for start-up and steady state operating points and various component and cycle performances for a closed split flow recompression cycle system. The method provides for improved control of a Brayton cycle thermal to electrical power conversion system. The method may also be used for system design, operational simulation and/or parameter prediction.
Pasch; James Jay (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 267,137
May 1, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.