Accession Number : AD0900588

Title :   Impact Tests of Simulated Nuclear Containment Vessels.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 8 Sep-29 Oct 71,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Holton, Ronald L.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Four impact test runs have been completed using the Holloman AFB test tracks. The tests were designed to evaluate selected reactor core and containment vessel concepts having possible application to airborne reactor propulsion systems. Tests were run with the test models impacting against concrete targets at velocities of 640, 914, 1055, and 1080 ft/sec. Two of the four test models survived the impact without rupture or leakage. (Author)

Descriptors :   *IMPACT TESTS, *REACTOR CORES, MODEL TESTS, ROCKET SLEDS, VELOCITY, AVIATION SAFETY, AIRCRAFT NUCLEAR PROPULSION, CONTAINERS, STEEL, PRESSURE VESSELS, SPHERES, IMPACT SHOCK, REINFORCED CONCRETE, RADIATION HAZARDS, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, SIMULATION, PAYLOAD, SHOCK RESISTANCE, RUPTURE, DEFORMATION, HIGH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY, X RAY PHOTOGRAPHY, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), MATHEMATICAL MODELS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Nuclear Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE