Accession Number:

AD0261153

Title:

PRELIMINARY ANALYTICAL STUDY OF A NUCLEAR TURBO-GENERATOR SPACE POWER CYCLE UTILIZING A CHEMICALLY-REACTING GAS AS A WORKING FLUID

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GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR SAN DIEGO CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-08-04

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A preliminary analytical study of a nuclear turbo-generator space power s stem is carried out. The system utilizes the heat of reaction of a chemically- eactin power plants, Thermal ra iation, Thermal utiliza tion, Gases, Radiators, Heat of reaction, Chemical reaction, Recombination reactions, Dissociation, Turbines, Vapor, Gas turbines, Steam turbines, Manned, Power plant , Sulfur compounds, Oxides, Oxygen, Enthalpy, Entropy. A preliminary analytical study of a nuclear turbo-generator space power s stem is carried out. The system utilizes the heat of reaction of a chemically- eacting gas as a method of energy exchange. The reacting-gas cycle is c mpared to the basic Brayton gas cycle and the Rankine vapor cycle on the basis of radiator area per unit power output. The comparison indicates that the performance of the reactinggas cycle is markedly superior to that of the Brayton cycle, and may potentially equal or surpass the Rankine vapor cycle performance, provided appropriat gas reactions may be developed and optimized, for t e given cycle requirements. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE