Nuclear Rocket Engine Reactor

  • Anatoly Lanin

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 170)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  5. Anatoly Lanin
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 107-109

About this book


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.


Construction of nuclear reactors Nuclear fuel materials Nuclear reactors Nuclear rocket engine

Authors and affiliations

  • Anatoly Lanin
    • 1
  1. 1.St. PetersburgRussia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32429-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32430-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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