This paper describes the steady state performance analysis of a 3-shaft closed cycle helium turbine using nuclear heat source. The analysis is carried out using a computer program, which is specifically made for this cycle. The computer model was tested for various Turbine Entry Temperatures (TET) and absolute pressures. The analysis of the change was focused on the compressors, as these are relatively more critical than the rest of the equipments.

The change in TET triggered changes in shaft speed, mass flow rate, power output, absolute pressure etc. Adjustable guide vanes were used to study the operation with constant surge margin. The closed cycle was tested for various absolute pressures and it was established that the efficiency will not be affected in using the inventory control for the load variation.

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