Document Details

Nuclear Reactor Notes (W.M. Brobeck) 1952-1956
Document Location:
DOE/NV Nuclear Testing Archive, P.O. Box 98521, City: Las Vegas, State: NV, Zip: 89193-8521, Phone:(702)295-0712, Fax:(702)295-1808,; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Archives and Records Office, 1 Cyclotron Road, Mailstop 69-104, City: Berkeley, State: CA, Zip: 94720, Phone:(510)486-5525, Fax:(510)486-7200,
Document Categories:
Reactors\Aircraft, Rocket and Space Reactors
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Publication Date:
1955 Nov 28
Declassification Date:
1995 Aug 25
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Originating Research Org.:
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory
OpenNet Entry Date:
1996 Jan 09
This record consists of a three ringer binder entitled "Nuclear Rocket Notes." The subject dividers include the following: Rockets (1952-53); Summaries (1954-1955); Reactor (1954-1955); Performance (1954-55); Nozzle (1954); NAA Report; Hydrogen (1954); Pumps (1954-55); Tanks (1954); Structure; Radiation (1954); Rockets 1954, General - Structure; Performance Calculations (1954-55); Flow & Heat Transfer Calculations '55; Rocket Missle System WMB (1955); and Rover Misc. Notes (1955-56). These documents are mostly hand written notes, calculations, and sketches. Topics include absorption of neutrons by TAC; NAA rocket design; nuclear rocket test program; density and expansion of graphite; reactor size and uranium content; temperature and pressure drop in reactor; flow conditions; heat transfer calculations; weight of motor; thermal stress; heat conduction; mass of rocket components; vertical flight through the atmosphere; nozzle expansion; enthalpy of hydrogen gas; superheated liquid hydrogen; turbine pump design, pressure, speed conditions; properties of magnesium; weight of rocket structure; effects of radiation; rocket propulsion and performance; reactor parameters; power density and gas condition.

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