Material Design Concepts for Uncooled Nuclear Rocket Nozzles
An uncooled nuclear rocket nozzle would provide significant weight, cost, and reliability advantages. Current data on materials indicate that composite materials systems would be capable of successful operation in the extreme environments imposed on nuclear rocket nozzles. This paper presents a four-basic-composite-materials-systems concept which has been developed under a preliminary program sponsored by Martin-Orlando.
KeywordsTitanium Graphite Zirconium Carbide Welding
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