skip to main content

Title: Scoping calculations of power sources for nuclear electric propulsion

This technical memorandum describes models and calculational procedures to fully characterize the nuclear island of power sources for nuclear electric propulsion. Two computer codes were written: one for the gas-cooled NERVA derivative reactor and the other for liquid metal-cooled fuel pin reactors. These codes are going to be interfaced by NASA with the balance of plant in order to making scoping calculations for mission analysis.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10153700
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM--12703; NASA-CR--191133
ON: DE94012495
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1994
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH (United States). Lewis Research Center
Sponsoring Org:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; SPACE PROPULSION REACTORS; N CODES; GAS COOLED REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; REACTIVITY; FUEL PINS; REACTOR PHYSICS; HEAT TRANSFER; HYDRAULICS; COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION; MISSION ANALYSIS NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems 210600; 990200; POWER REACTORS, MOBILE, PROPULSION, PACKAGE, AND TRANSPORTABLE; MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS