Accession Number : AD0452164


Title :   RESEARCH ON THERMAL STORAGE FOR ADVANCED SOLAR POWERED DYNAMIC SPACE POWER PLANTS.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 24 Jun 63-23 Jun 64,


Corporate Author : BENDIX CORP SOUTHFIELD MI


Personal Author(s) : Schwartz, Harlow W ; Tarter, James H ; Wille, Donald J


Report Date : 24 Jul 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : The feasibility of using lithium fluoride as a thermal storage medium in solar dynamic space power systems is discussed. The major emphasis was on the experimental investigation of the compatibility of materials of construction with lithium fluoride and on the construction and testing of liquid metal boilers to evaluate various means of extracting thermal energy from the molten salt. From these tests it was concluded that lithium fluoride is an acceptable thermal storage medium. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FLUORIDES , *HEAT TRANSFER , THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY , POWER SUPPLIES , LITHIUM COMPOUNDS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , HEAT OF FUSION , ENERGY , BOILERS , SHEAR STRESSES , VAPOR PRESSURE , COMPATIBILITY , MICROSTRUCTURE , MEASUREMENT , LIQUID METAL PUMPS , LIQUID METALS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE