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Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion

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ISBN-10: 0323900305

ISBN-13: 9780323900300

Edition: 2nd 2023

Authors: William J. Emrich Jr.

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The development of a solid core Nuclear Thermal Rocket for crewed space missions faces design challenges such as the thermal, fluid, and mechanical aspects that are always present in chemical rocket engine development, but also nuclear interactions and some unique materials restrictions. There is a need to have a deeper knowledge of the background theory and how it links to conventional reactor theory, as well as the concept of cooling from the propellant which is a feature that does not arise in conventional reactor design. The second edition of Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion continues to put the technical and theoretical aspects of nuclear rocket propulsion into a clear and…    
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Book details

List price: $131.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2023
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 3/23/2023
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long
Language: English

William J. Emrich, Jr. has worked as a senior engineer at NASA Marshall Center for almost 35 years investigating numerous advanced propulsion concepts for travel in deep space. Most recently he worked as the project manager and principal investigator of the Nuclear Thermal Rocket Element Environmental Simulator (NTREES) which is a one of a kind facility that he developed to recreate the harsh operating environments present in operating nuclear rocket engines and where now nuclear rocket fuel elements are tested to their limits to evaluate their survivability. In 2015, as a result of his efforts in developing the NTREES facility he became only the second Marshall employee to win the AIAA…