Accession Number : AD0872152

Title :   Conceptual Design for a Hardened Heat Sink for the Removal of Waste Heat from a Hard Rock Silo Power Source.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 2 Oct-31 Dec 69,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Aufill, Bennett B. ; Hobbs, Edmund R.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : One possible solution to the problem of rejecting large quantities of heat from the Hard Rock Silo power plant during post-attack operation is presented. The conceptual design uses heat pipes to transfer excess heat directly to the surrounding rock. The independence of each heat pipe in the heat rejection network is noted, and the use of an excess number of pipes (redundancy principle) is proposed. All conceivable damage mechanisms are investigated and design considerations are analyzed. It is concluded that a heat pipe network can provide a hardened, cost-effective heat sink for use in Hard Rock Silo missile bases. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE SILOS), (*HEAT SINKS, (*NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, HEAT SINKS), SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, LAUNCHING SITES, HEAT FLUX, BONDING, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE