Accession Number:

AD0256812

Title:

THERMOELECTRIC POWERPLANTS UTILIZING CONTAINED NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1960-02-18

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This study is an early attempt at defining the problem of stationary thermoelectric powerplants that would utilize the thermal energy released by detonating nuclear devices in a closed cavity, surrounded by a heat exchanger. The system may require a capital investment of 2 billion dollars but might produce electric power at a cost competitive with that of conventionally produced power. The results of this study suggest that none of the obstacles is insurmountable. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE