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Force of Nuclear Pulsed Propultion

  1. Jan 7, 2004 #1
    Hey there....

    for backround see the last post/.

    Does anyone know the force (PSI) of a samml atom bomb such as the type used in nuclear pulsed propultion. ??

    thanks a lot

    Jeremy
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2004 #2

    russ_watters

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    Wikopedia has a lot of info. The one pressure number it gives is 50,000 psi.

    Too much thrust (therefore too much acceleration) is of course the main problem with these types of engines. The smallest ship wikopedia says was conceived would need to be be 300 tons to have a survivable acceleration.
     
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