Two Component Vortex Flow Studies, with Implications for the Colloid Core Nuclear Rocket Concept,
AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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Results of experiments with highly loaded solid gas vortex flows are described. By application of the end-wall injection technique to eliminate boundary layer losses, solid to gas mass density ratios of the order of 1001 have been attained in vortex flows, with very small particle loss ratios. A discussion of the influence of various parameters on the operation and maintenance of multi-component vortex flow is given. The observations are extrapolated to consider basic operating principles for the colloid core reactor rocket engine concept.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Nuclear Propulsion