Accession Number:

AD0636920

Title:

UNDERSEA NUCLEAR POWER - A STATUS REPORT

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1964-Dec 1965

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Since the publication in 1964 of Techniques for Underwater Nuclear Power NCEL TN-545, considerable research and development has been done which has changed the picture regarding the feasibility of using isolated reactors on the ocean bottom. This study considers in some detail the work on fouling, corrosion, and heat transfer accomplished by the C. F. Braun Company, Alhambra, California, under contract NBy-32274 AD-626 185. Also considered are additional problems which might be encountered in using radioisotope decay heat in large multi-kilowatt generators or fuel cells in the deep ocean environment. A cursory up-dating of the known arts related in the earlier study is made, especially in referencing material which has recently become available. Possible areas for further investigation are delineated.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Marine Engineering
  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering
  • Nuclear Fission Reactors (Power)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE