ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES FOR NUCLEAR SHIP PROPULSION. PART 1. ADVANCED REACTOR TYPES. PART 2. A NEW TYPE OF PROPULSION MACHINERY

The results of a survey of alternative reactors for ship propulsion indicate that organic moderated and molten fluoride reactors offer considerable promise of reduced costs. Homogeneous burner reactors, on the other hand, do not appear to have an economic advantage for maritime applications. The nuclear gas engine is a new type of power plant that shows great promise for Marine applications. A preliminary study of the reciprocating engine operating on a gas cycle indicates that an efficiency of 30% is obtainable.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Part of the Proceedings of the 1958 Nuclear Merchant Ship Symposium, held in Washington, D.C., August 21, 1958
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Department of Energy
    Oak Ridge, TN  USA  37831
  • Authors:
    • Lane, J A
    • Fraas, A P
  • Publication Date: 1958-8-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM