Fuel Vortex

Some articles on fuel:

Gas Core Reactor Rocket - Open Cycle Versus Closed Cycle - Open Cycle Designs - Flow Hydrodynamics in Open Cycle Designs
... Since there are issues regarding the loss of fissile fuel with the cylindrical and toroidal designs, the counter-flow toroidal gas core geometry is the primary source of research ... because it has the best stability and theoretically prevents mixing of the fissile fuel and propellant more effectively than the aforementioned ... In this design, the fissile fuel is kept mostly in a base injection stabilized recirculation bubble by hydrodynamic confinement ...

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