A STUDY OF LOW ENRICHMENT GAS COOLED REACTORS FOR USE IN A CLOSED CYCLE GAS TURBINE MARINE PROPULSION SYSTEM, VOLUME 1

A preliminary design study is presented of a low-enrichment gas-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor to be used to power a 20,000 SHP, helium, closed-cycle, gas turbine of a 38,000 DWT oil-tanker which will operate on the New York City to Persian Gulf run via the Suez Canal. The results of parametric studies carried out on low-enrichment uranium and thorium fueled reactors are provided and the economics of these systems are compared to the economics of a fully-enriched system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number GMR-126.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Warren, MI  USA  48090
  • Authors:
    • Leffert, C B
    • Harnsberger, D A
    • Brave, R G
  • Publication Date: 1957-12-20

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 177 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GMR-126
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1252
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM