Thermal analysis of a SNAP-8 type reactor system during atmospheric reentry. Thermo-physics technical note No. 76 [electronic resource].
- Canoga Park, Calif : North American Aviation, inc. Atomics International Division, 1966.
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- A thermal analysis was carried out to determine the temperature distribution in a SNAP-8 type reactor system during atmopsheric reentry. Of particular interest are the temperature distributions in the reactor upper head, the upper grid plate, and the vessel wall. The time and altitude were determined at which the upper head falls away from the reactor core due to having a portion of its wall melted through. The time and altitude of the melting of the upper grid plate and vessel wall were also determined. The effects of reentry attitude or equivalent angle of attack and initial temperature on the thermal behavior of the system were investigated. The computer programs used in various phases of the analysis were NEWTON (drag coefficient), RESTORE (reentry trajectory), and TAP (thermal model).
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- E 1.99:naa-sr-tdr-12077
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Montgomery, L.D.; Mouradian, E.M.
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