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
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE