Stability of a liquid-film space radiator with internal electrostatic fields [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1992.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- Pages: (26 pages) : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Department of Energy and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- A new concept in light-weight space radiators has been introduced by Kim, Miksis and Bankoff, consisting of a pumped-loop membrane radiator in which leakage of coolant from a puncture, due to micrometeorite or space debris impact, is prevented by the application of an internal electrostatic field. For nuclear space power, the coolant is generally a liquid metal, such as lithium, flowing as a thin film along the interior walls of the hollow radiator. A lightweight fully-modular radiator design is proposed, which is calculated to weight less than 1 kg/m². The feature which makes this thin-membrane radiator practical is the internal electrostatic field system, which can stop radiator leaks from punctures, sudden accelerations or accidental tears.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:doe/er/12894-3
- Other Subject(s):
- Liquid Metal Cooled Reactors
- Electric Fields
- Heat Transfer
- Progress Report
- Space Power Reactors
- Thin Films
- Alkali Metals
- Document Types
- Energy Transfer
- Fluid Mechanics
- Heat Exchangers
- Mobile Reactors
- Power Reactors
- Nesdps Office Of Nuclear Energy Space And Defense Power Systems
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Miksis, M.J.; Bankoff, S.G.
Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
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