Accession Number : AD0605574

Title :   A PRELIMINARY PARAMETRIC SURVEY OF URANIUMCARBON NUCLEAR REACTOR ROCKET SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Allen,Earl W.

Report Date : 29 JUN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 200

Abstract : This report presents some of the data obtained during a parametric study of single-pass, bare, uranium-carbon reactors using hydrogen as a coolant fluid. The reactor compositions, dimensions, and weights are related to outlet temperatures and ideal thrusts. It is necessary to point out that many of the assumptions are quite crude, and that these data are to be used primarily to gain some insight into the problems and to provide guidance in the preparation of more detailed studies. Certain performance restraints, possible alternate approaches to studies of this type, and the usefulness of such studies are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR REACTORS, ROCKET PROPULSION), (*ROCKET PROPULSION, NUCLEAR REACTORS), (*SPACE PROPULSION, NUCLEAR REACTORS), URANIUM, CARBON, NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, HEAT TRANSFER, REACTOR LATTICE PARAMETERS, REACTOR OPERATION, NUCLEAR PROPULSION, NUCLEAR PHYSICS, HYDROGEN, REACTOR COOLANTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE