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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE