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Status of nuclear light bulb engine design and performance analyses.
Author and Affiliation:
Bauer, H. E.(United Aircraft Research Laboratories, East Hartford, Conn., United States)
Abstract: The dynamic response is discussed of a nuclear light bulb engine to perturbations at full-power operating conditions, both with and without control systems. Start-up and shutdown procedures are described, along with the provisions for residual afterheat removal. Problems associated with uprated engine designs are examined. The results of some analytical studies indicate that satisfactory control can be obtained by varying the fuel injection rate by means of a control valve which responds to the rate of change of neutron flux, or to the difference between the instantaneous and steady-state neutron fluxes.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1971
Document ID:
19720027688
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 72A11354
Subject Category: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Publication Information: (SEE A72-11326 01-22)
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: Symposium on Uranium Plasmas: Research and Applications; 2nd; November 15-17, 1971; Atlanta, GA
Contract/Grant/Task Num: SNPC-70
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 7p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: NUCLEAR ROCKET ENGINES; PROPULSION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE; ROCKET ENGINE DESIGN; CONFERENCES; DYNAMIC RESPONSE; ENGINE CONTROL; FUEL INJECTION; GASEOUS FISSION REACTORS; NEUTRON FLUX DENSITY; SHUTDOWNS; SPECIFIC IMPULSE
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Symposium on Uranium Plasmas: Research and Applications, 2nd, Atlanta, Ga., November 15-17, 1971, Collection of Technical Papers (A72-11326 01-22) New York, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 1971, p. 232-238.
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