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Title: THE NUCLEAR RAMJET PROPULSION SYSTEM

Abstract

The most practical nuclear ramjet systems consist of a suituble inlet diffusor system followed by a singlepass, straight-through heat exchanger (reactor) which couples into a typical exhaust nozzle. Within this framework, possibilities ars governed by the aerodynamic requirements of flight, the nuclear requirements of the reactor, the chemical problems associated with breathing air, and the mechanical properties of materials at elevated temperatures. The major research and development areas which must be entered in the actual production of such an engine are discussed. (W.D.M.)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California. Univ., Livermore. Lawrence Radiation Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
4217328
Report Number(s):
UCRL-5625
NSA Number:
NSA-14-001143
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; AERODYNAMICS; AIRCRAFT; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; JETS; POWER PLANTS

Citation Formats

Merkle, T.C. THE NUCLEAR RAMJET PROPULSION SYSTEM. United States: N. p., 1959. Web. doi:10.2172/4217328.
Merkle, T.C. THE NUCLEAR RAMJET PROPULSION SYSTEM. United States. doi:10.2172/4217328.
Merkle, T.C. Tue . "THE NUCLEAR RAMJET PROPULSION SYSTEM". United States. doi:10.2172/4217328. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4217328.
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title = {THE NUCLEAR RAMJET PROPULSION SYSTEM},
author = {Merkle, T.C.},
abstractNote = {The most practical nuclear ramjet systems consist of a suituble inlet diffusor system followed by a singlepass, straight-through heat exchanger (reactor) which couples into a typical exhaust nozzle. Within this framework, possibilities ars governed by the aerodynamic requirements of flight, the nuclear requirements of the reactor, the chemical problems associated with breathing air, and the mechanical properties of materials at elevated temperatures. The major research and development areas which must be entered in the actual production of such an engine are discussed. (W.D.M.)},
doi = {10.2172/4217328},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {6}
}