"The purpose of this investigation is to design a nuclear reactor which can be used as a rocket propulsion device. The reactor investigated is fueled with a molten uranium-bismuth alloy and utilizes a two phase vortex flow principle. Hydrogen is employed as a coolant and rocket propellant. The hydrogen is heated directly by the fuel thus eliminating the need for heat exchangers. The major part of the investigation consists of a two group neutron diffusion study to show the operational feasibility of this type of reactor and to obtain an optimum design. the study shows that this type of reactor is practical and that it can be used successfully as a rocket propulsion device"--Abstract, page ii.
Edwards, D. R.
Sauer, Harry J., Jr., 1935-2008
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vi, 67 pages
© 1968 Robert Philip Schmitt, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nuclear reactors -- Design
Space vehicles -- Propulsion systems
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Schmitt, Robert Philip, "The design of a molten fueled, vortex reactor, for use as a rocket propulsion device" (1968). Masters Theses. 6701.