Accession Number : AD0774618

Title :   Development of a System for Exposing a Thermally Stressed Liquid Rocket Nozzle to Nuclear Radiation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., May 71-May 73,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hewes,Jack E.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The report describes a system that was developed for use in a test in which the thermally stressed nozzle of a liquid rocket engine would be exposed to nuclear readiation. To accomplish this objective the system developed had to be capable of firing the engine at a simulated 100,000 foot altitude and exposing the chamber throat immediately after firing to a nuclear beam.

Descriptors :   *Liquid propellant rocket engines, *Rocket nozzles, *Nuclear radiation, *Radiation effects, Thermal stresses, Propellant control, Captive tests, Instrumentation, Nevada

Subject Categories : Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod
      Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE