Accession Number : AD0729727

Title :   Two Component Vortex Flow Studies, with Implications for the Colloid Core Nuclear Rocket Concept,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,L. A. ; Hasinger,S. ; Turman,B. N.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Results of experiments with highly loaded solid gas vortex flows are described. By application of the end-wall injection technique to eliminate boundary layer losses, solid to gas mass density ratios of the order of 100:1 have been attained in vortex flows, with very small particle loss ratios. A discussion of the influence of various parameters on the operation and maintenance of multi-component vortex flow is given. The observations are extrapolated to consider basic operating principles for the colloid core reactor rocket engine concept.

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR PROPULSION, GAS FLOW), VORTICES, SPACE PROPULSION, BOUNDARY LAYER CONTROL, TEST FACILITIES, SIMULATION, REACTOR CORES

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Nuclear Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE