Accession Number : AD0284673

Title :   HEAT DEPOSITION OF REACTOR NUCLEAR RADIATION IN AEROSPACE-VEHICLE MATERIALS

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/POMONA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : STRAYHORN,T.R.

Report Date : 10 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE IMPORTANCE OF RADIATION HEATING IN NUCLEAR-PROPELLED AEROSPACE-VEHICLE MATERIALS, A SERIES OF CALCULATIONS WAS PERFORMED. The temperatures of the materials as a function of reactor power, distance from the reactor, and time were calculated. The results clearly indicate that the radiation heat input to materials in the vehicle must be determinedAND, WHERE SUFFICIENTLY GREAT, BE CONSIDERED IN THE DESIGN CALCULATIONS. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIATION EFFECTS, *SATELLITES (ARTIFICIAL), GAMMA RAYS, MATERIALS, NEUTRONS, NUCLEAR PROPULSION, REACTION (PSYCHOLOGY), REACTOR KINETICS, REFLEXES, TEMPERATURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE