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Physics - Particle and Nuclear Physics | Nuclear Rocket Engine Reactor

Nuclear Rocket Engine Reactor

Lanin, Anatoly

2013, X, 110 p.

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  • Covers a new technology of nuclear reactors and the related materials aspects
  • Integrates physics, materials science and engineering
  • Serves as a basic book for nuclear engineers and nuclear physicists

The development of a nuclear rocket engine reactor (NRER ) is presented in this book. The working capacity of an active zone NRER under mechanical and thermal load, intensive neutron fluxes, high energy generation (up to 30 MBT/l) in a working medium (hydrogen) at temperatures up to 3100 K is displayed. Design principles and bearing capacity of reactors area discussed on the basis of simulation experiments and test data of a prototype reactor. Property data of dense constructional, porous thermal insulating and fuel materials like carbide and uranium carbide compounds in the temperatures interval 300 - 3000 K are presented. Technological aspects of strength and thermal strength resistance of materials are considered. The design procedure of possible emergency processes in the NRER is developed and risks for their origination are evaluated. Prospects of the NRER development for pilotless space devices and piloted interplanetary ships are viewed.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Construction of nuclear reactors - Nuclear fuel materials - Nuclear reactors - Nuclear rocket engine

Related subjects » Energy Technology - Particle and Nuclear Physics - Structural Materials

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