Accession Number : AD0744006
Title : Two-Phase Vortex Investigation Related to the Colloidal Core Nuclear Reactor.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Sep 70-9 Dec 71,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE
Personal Author(s) : Lewellen,W. S. ; Stickler,D. B.
Report Date : MAR 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 47
Abstract : Liquid containment in a gas-driven vortex has been investigated both experimentally and theoretically. Average air-water mixture densities greater than 100 times the thru-flow gas density were contained in a vortex chamber while maintaining the loss rate of water at that due to vaporization. Interaction studies indicate a stronger coupling of the liquid to the gas than of the liquid to the wall. Results are discussed in terms of their applicability toward estimating the potential performance of a colloidal core nuclear reactor. (Author)
Descriptors : (*REACTOR FUELS, TWO PHASE FLOW), (*TWO PHASE FLOW, HEAT TRANSFER), VORTICES, BOUNDARY LAYER CONTROL, INTERACTIONS, REYNOLDS NUMBER, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)
Fission Reactor Materials
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE