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dc.contributor.advisorBiblarz, Oscar
dc.contributor.advisorGopinath, Ashok
dc.contributor.authorBenke, Steven M.
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:33:11Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:33:11Z
dc.date.issued1994-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28426
dc.description.abstractA TOPAZ-2 Thermionic Fuel Element (TFE) test stand is under study at the TOPAZ International Program. Extensive cross-sectional drawings of this system are presented along with detailed descriptions of its construction. A thermal analysis of the test stand is completed using a thermal resistance network method and data collected on the test stand. Critical resistances in the network include the 0.5 mm regulated helium gap, cooling water channel, and cesium interelectrode gap. The thermal analysis indicates that for an input power to the active zone of 3003 W, and a regulated helium gap pressure of 10 torr, the thermal conductivity of the regulated gap helium ranges from 0.0734). 087 W/mK. This is much less than the thermalen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/operationaltesti1094528426
dc.format.extent98 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshAstronautical Engineeringen_US
dc.titleOperational testing and thermal modeling of a TOPAZ-II single cell thermionic fuel element test standen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentAstronautical Engineering
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Astronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAstronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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