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Radiation Effects on Shear Strength of Several Alloys at Liquid Hydrogen Environment

  • W. Weleff
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 12)

Abstract

Current and advanced aerospace programs utilizing nuclear energy for power source or propulsion have well established needs for engineering materials data on mechanical and physical properties at the environment of their application. Nuclear radiation as an unusual environmental parameter will be encountered on vehicles utilizing nuclear rocket propulsion systems. Principal environmental factors that influence the materials performance in nuclear-powered vehicles are: (1) cryogenic temperature inherent in the liquid hydrogen working fluid; (2) the high intensity of nuclear radiation; and (3) hard vacuum associated with interplanetary space.

Keywords

Tensile Strength Shear Strength Radiation Effect Specification Limit Strength Ratio 
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References

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    W. Weleff, W. F. Emmons, H.-S. McQueen, in: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 10, Plenum Press, New York (1964) p. 50.Google Scholar
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    E. T. Smith, in: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 11, Plenum Press, New York (1965) p. 478.Google Scholar
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    W. Weleff, in: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 11, Plenum Press, New York (1965) p. 486.Google Scholar
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    W. Weleff and H. S. McQueen, in: Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Remote System Technology, American Nuclear Society (1965) p. 44.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Weleff
    • 1
  1. 1.Aerojet-General CorporationSacramentoUSA

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