First in-core molten fuel pool experiment. [LMFBR]

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If during a LMFBR accident a fuel debris bed is not adequately cooled by overlying sodium and dryout occurs, then the fuel would heat up and melt. Molten fuel pools are of concern due to their potential for ablation of the supporting structure and possible penetration of the reactor vessel. The major goal of the molten fuel pool program has been to develop a versatile experiment in which heat flux and structural ablation could be studied using real materials under typical temperature and heating conditions. This has now been accomplished, using the Annular Core Pulse Reactor (ACPR) to fission heat ... continued below

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Plein, H.G. & Carlson, G.A. January 1, 1977.

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If during a LMFBR accident a fuel debris bed is not adequately cooled by overlying sodium and dryout occurs, then the fuel would heat up and melt. Molten fuel pools are of concern due to their potential for ablation of the supporting structure and possible penetration of the reactor vessel. The major goal of the molten fuel pool program has been to develop a versatile experiment in which heat flux and structural ablation could be studied using real materials under typical temperature and heating conditions. This has now been accomplished, using the Annular Core Pulse Reactor (ACPR) to fission heat enriched UO/sub 2/. In the first experiment conducted, a small portion of a 0.834 kg UO/sub 2/ sample was melted, and temperature data were recorded to above the melting point of the UO/sub 2/ using ultrasonic thermometry.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • ANS winter meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 27 Nov 1977

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  • Report No.: SAND-77-1096C
  • Report No.: CONF-771109-36
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5288159
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1067437

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Plein, H.G. & Carlson, G.A. First in-core molten fuel pool experiment. [LMFBR], article, January 1, 1977; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1067437/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.