Heavy liquid metals (HLM), such as mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), and lead-bismuth eutectic (Pb-Bi), have been studying in several countries as potential materials for different spallation neutron sources. However, experimental data on their thermal properties in the temperature range of interest are rare. In this case, an equation of state (EOS) developed on the basis of the fundamental thermodynamics and limited experimental data can play a very important role. The existing recommendations on temperature dependence of main thermal properties and different approaches to construction of EOS for HLM of interest are analyzed. A set of correlations and EOS is proposed based on a modified Redlich-Kwong equation.
|Title of host publication||Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators. Fifth International Workshop Proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Paris, France|
|State||Published - Jun 2008|
|Event||HPPA 2007 - Fifth International Workshop on Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators - NEA/OECD, Mol|
Duration: 6 May 2007 → 9 May 2007
|Conference||HPPA 2007 - Fifth International Workshop on Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators|
|Period||2007-05-06 → 2007-05-09|