Accession Number : AD0476305


Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FOSSIL FUEL FIRED HEAT PIPE FOR USE WITH THERMIONIC ENERGY CONVERTERS


Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical rept. no. 1, 1 Jul-30 Sep 1965


Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA LANCASTER PA DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Hall, W B ; Kessler, S W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/476305.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : The subject contract was initiated to develop the most efficient method of coupling a simulated thermionic converter to a heat pipe. The heat pipe incorporates a gas barrier and is used to conduct the heat from a fossil fuel burner to the simulated converter. A theoretical analysis of the operation of the heat pipe will be made and confirmed experimentally. Progress is reported on the following tasks: evaluation of potential working fluids; investigation of structural materials and fabrication techniques; barrier materials; permeation tests using the most promising barrier materials; and theoretical analysis of getter materials to eliminate unwanted contaminants has been started.


Descriptors :   *THERMIONIC CONVERTERS , *HEATERS , HEAT TRANSFER , PERMEABILITY , ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS , MANUFACTURING , THERMODYNAMICS , PIPES , LITHIUM , DEGASIFICATION , CAPILLARY TUBES , LEAD(METAL) , CORROSION RESISTANT ALLOYS , METAL SEALS , BISMUTH , CERAMIC MATERIALS , FUELS , OXIDES , ENERGY CONVERSION , FLUIDS , REFRACTORY MATERIALS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE