Effect of drawbar upstream location on air velocity distribution at the inlet face of reactor segment designed by the General Electric Company

Nagey, T. F., Sams, E. W.
naca-rm-e52l22
1953


The results of flow tests on a drawbar for the General Electric reactor segment test in the MTR are reported. The drawbar is a T-shaped obstruction located as close to the upstream face of the reactor test segment as possible without serious flow distortion ; the drawbar is required for instrumentation leads and segment insertion and removal in the MTR. The effect of drawbar upstream distance on velocity distribution across the segment face is evaluated for several Reynolds numbers.

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