Accession Number:

AD0744006

Title:

Two-Phase Vortex Investigation Related to the Colloidal Core Nuclear Reactor.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Sep 70-9 Dec 71,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Liquid containment in a gas-driven vortex has been investigated both experimentally and theoretically. Average air-water mixture densities greater than 100 times the thru-flow gas density were contained in a vortex chamber while maintaining the loss rate of water at that due to vaporization. Interaction studies indicate a stronger coupling of the liquid to the gas than of the liquid to the wall. Results are discussed in terms of their applicability toward estimating the potential performance of a colloidal core nuclear reactor. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)
  • Fission Reactor Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE