Accession Number : AD0276094

Title :   PROPULSION RESEARCH PROGRAM. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF ADVANCED NUCLEAR PROPULSION

Corporate Author : DEPUTY COMMANDER AEROSPACE SYSTEMS INGLEWOOD CALIF

Personal Author(s) : ROSENZWEIG,M.L.

Report Date : 10 MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This study is concerned with the fluid dynamics of gaseous fission reactors and in particular with those reactors which utilize a vortex flow to separate the nuclear fuel from the propellant gas. Such systems may provide a means of extending the performance of nuclear rockets well beyond those values projected for the solid-core or Kiwi type reactors. The research program includes both analytical and experimental investigations of single and multiple vortex systems. Experimental apparatus is described. A comparison of the relative performance of the vortex matrix and single-cell vortex is presented as well as other theoretical and experimental results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HILSCH TUBES, *NUCLEAR PROPULSION, BOUNDARY LAYER, FISSION, FRAGMENTATION, GAS FLOW, GASEOUS ROCKET PROPELLANTS, GASES, NUCLEAR REACTIONS, REACTOR FUELS, ROCKET PROPULSION, SEPARATION, SPACECRAFT, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS, TURBULENCE, VORTICES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE