Accession Number:

AD0613998

Title:

CAVITY NUCLEAR REACTORS,

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Corporate Author:

DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-07-11

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A nuclear analysis was performed for cavity nuclear reactors suitable for space propulsion. Calculational methods were evaluated and multigroup diffusion theory was selected. A survey in spherical geometry evaluated reflector materials, nuclear fuels, reactor dimensions, and temperature effects. Two-dimensional results for a finite cylindrical reactor are included. The study showed that extremely high fuel loadings were required for a propulsion reactor. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE