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Title: NUCLEAR REACTOR

Abstract

A reactor which is particularly adapted tu serve as a heat source for a nuclear powered alrcraft or rocket is described. The core of this reactor consists of a porous refractory modera;or body which is impregnated with fissionable nuclei. The core is designed so that its surface forms tapered inlet and outlet ducts which are separated by the porous moderator body. In operation a gaseous working fluid is circulated through the inlet ducts to the surface of the moderator, enters and passes through the porous body, and is heated therein. The hot gas emerges into the outlet ducts and is available to provide thrust. The principle advantage is that tremendous quantities of gas can be quickly heated without suffering an excessive pressure drop.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4196869
Patent Number(s):
US 2917443
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-008301
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; AIRCRAFT; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FLUID FLOW; FUELS; GAS FLOW; MODERATORS; PLANNING; POROSITY; PRESSURE; PROPULSION; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFRACTORIES; ROCKETS

Citation Formats

Grebe, J.J.. NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Grebe, J.J.. NUCLEAR REACTOR. United States.
Grebe, J.J.. 1959. "NUCLEAR REACTOR". United States. doi:.
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