Shield Weights

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Shield weights were calculated for a number of fast reactors having desirable engineering characteristics using the Shield Optimization code. On the basis of these calculations, a Design Fast Reactor was chosen. This reactor, henceforth known as the PWAR-9, has a 12.75 inch core O.R. with a 2 inch Ni reflector. The reactor-shield weight and weight components for a supersonic mission, 2 man crew compartment, are given in table 1. The rpesent shield design uses U and LiR as shielding materials on the reactor and U and plastic on the crew compartment. No intermediate heat exchanger is used since hot Na ... continued below

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Woodsum, H.C. & Rost, E.S. July 31, 1957.

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Shield weights were calculated for a number of fast reactors having desirable engineering characteristics using the Shield Optimization code. On the basis of these calculations, a Design Fast Reactor was chosen. This reactor, henceforth known as the PWAR-9, has a 12.75 inch core O.R. with a 2 inch Ni reflector. The reactor-shield weight and weight components for a supersonic mission, 2 man crew compartment, are given in table 1. The rpesent shield design uses U and LiR as shielding materials on the reactor and U and plastic on the crew compartment. No intermediate heat exchanger is used since hot Na is pumped directly to the engines. The dose from the activated Na is taken into account by putting more shielding on the crew compartment. No patch weights on the reactor have been added since it is estimated that little will be needed.

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  • Report No.: CNLM-99
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  • DOI: 10.2172/991705 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 991705
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1016174

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Woodsum, H.C. & Rost, E.S. Shield Weights, report, July 31, 1957; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1016174/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.