Heat Transfer and Radiation Shielding Analysis for Optimal Design of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator

방사성동위원소 열전 발전기 최적설계를 위한 차폐 및 열전달 해석

  • Son, Kwang Jae (Dept. of Research Reactor Applications, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Hong, Jintae (Dept. of Research Reactor Applications, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Yang, Young Soo (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Jeonnam Nat'l Univ.)
  • 손광재 (한국원자력연구원 연구로이용연구본부) ;
  • 홍진태 (한국원자력연구원 연구로이용연구본부) ;
  • 양영수 (전남대학교 기계공학과)
  • Received : 2013.07.19
  • Accepted : 2013.09.05
  • Published : 2013.12.01


To supply electric power in certain extreme environments such as a spacecraft or in military applications, a radioisotope thermoelectric generator has been highlighted as a useful energy source owing to its high energy density, long lifetime, and high reliability. A radioisotope thermoelectric generator generates electric power by using the heat energy converted from the radioactive energy of a radioisotope. In this study, FE analyses such as radiation shield analysis, heat transfer analysis, and power recovery rate analysis have been carried out to achieve an optimal design for a radioisotope thermoelectric generator using $SrTiO_2$.


Radioisotope;Radioisotope Thermo-Electric Generator;Heat Transfer Analysis;Radiation Shielding


Supported by : 산업통상자원부


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