Accession Number:

AD0436083

Title:

ON A GASEOUS NUCLEAR ROCKET WIT MHD VORTEX FUEL CONTAINMENT,

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COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK PLASMA LAB

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Report Date:

1963-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The use of a hydromagnetically driven vortex as a means of separating fuel from propellant in a gaseous nuclear rocket is examined for configurations of practical interest. Theoretical limitations are given on the radial mass flow rate for steady flow. The simultaneous compatible conditions of electric power, magnetic field strength, fuel-propellant composition Uranium 235 as fuel and Hydrogen as propellant and inlet composition are determined for steady separation in a critical system. Transprt properties are estimated at 1 ev using kinetic theory. Reactor power requirements and thrust produced by several systems are determined. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE