AETR NUCLEAR MOCKUP DESIGN

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The Advanced Engineering Test Reactor (AETR) nuclear mockup is designed to be a flexible, inexpensive developmental facility which duplicates the reactor portion of the AETR and which would be used to verify the operation of reactor controls. The mockup would also furnish measurements of temperature and void coefficients, flux shapes, and critical mass, and facilitate a reliable AETR design in a minimum time, and with minimum development cost. For even greater usefulness, the mockup is also designed for use in conjunction with an operating AETR to check the reactivity of experiments and fuel assemblies, and for other annular core reactor ... continued below

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Leonard, B.H.; Bertelson, P.C.; Kornfeld, M.J. & Wade, E.E. October 1, 1959.

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The Advanced Engineering Test Reactor (AETR) nuclear mockup is designed to be a flexible, inexpensive developmental facility which duplicates the reactor portion of the AETR and which would be used to verify the operation of reactor controls. The mockup would also furnish measurements of temperature and void coefficients, flux shapes, and critical mass, and facilitate a reliable AETR design in a minimum time, and with minimum development cost. For even greater usefulness, the mockup is also designed for use in conjunction with an operating AETR to check the reactivity of experiments and fuel assemblies, and for other annular core reactor development purposes. In these respects, the mockup design embodies the concepts for a very low power nuclear auxiliary outlined in an earlier report. Detail design was limited to the reactor assembly and control systems and it is assumed that a simple building with supporting facilities may be readily supplied by private industry or the AEC. Results of negotiations with potential vendors and fabricators, a description of the facility components, and design drawings suitable for contractor use are presented. Preliminary quotations from fabricators and suppliers indicate that the facility can be in operation within an eight month period at a total cost not exceeding

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60

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  • Report No.: AECU-4389
  • Report No.: INTERNUC-48
  • Grant Number: AT(11-1)-688
  • DOI: 10.2172/4238826 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4238826
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1016353

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  • October 1, 1959

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Leonard, B.H.; Bertelson, P.C.; Kornfeld, M.J. & Wade, E.E. AETR NUCLEAR MOCKUP DESIGN, report, October 1, 1959; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1016353/: accessed April 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.