Masters Theses

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Edwards, D. R.

Committee Member(s)

Sauer, Harry J., Jr., 1935-2008
Kim, Hichull

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1968

Pagination

vi, 67 pages

Rights

© 1968 Robert Philip Schmitt, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nuclear reactors -- Design
Space vehicles -- Propulsion systems

Thesis Number

T 2173

Print OCLC #

6000650

Electronic OCLC #

794122358

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