Accession Number:

AD0276094

Title:

PROPULSION RESEARCH PROGRAM. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF ADVANCED NUCLEAR PROPULSION

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DEPUTY COMMANDER AEROSPACE SYSTEMS INGLEWOOD CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-03-10

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This study is concerned with the fluid dynamics of gaseous fission reactors and in particular with those reactors which utilize a vortex flow to separate the nuclear fuel from the propellant gas. Such systems may provide a means of extending the performance of nuclear rockets well beyond those values projected for the solid-core or Kiwi type reactors. The research program includes both analytical and experimental investigations of single and multiple vortex systems. Experimental apparatus is described. A comparison of the relative performance of the vortex matrix and single-cell vortex is presented as well as other theoretical and experimental results. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE