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