Accession Number : ADA306631

Title :   On a Method of Propulsion of Projectiles by Means of External Nuclear Explosions. Part 1.

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LAB ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Everett, C. J. ; Ulam, S. M.

PDF Url : ADA306631

Report Date : AUG 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Repeated nuclear explosions outside tbe body of a projecti1e are considered as providing the means to accelerate such objects to velocities of the order ot 1,000,000 cm/sec. A few schematic calculations are presented, showing the dependence of the mass ratios ('propellant' to the final mass), accelerations, etc., on the various free parameters entering in this scheme.

Descriptors :   *EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, *NUCLEAR PROPULSION, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, RATIOS, COMPUTATIONS, ACCELERATION, MASS, EXTERNAL.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE