Correlation of bubble rise velocity and volume

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This project was conducted at Westinghouse's Savannah River Laboratories (SRL). The goal of SRL is to make certain that the modifications on the reactor are safe for those working at the plant as well as the general public. One of the steps needed to insure safety is the knowledge of the occurrences that result from a plenum pipe breakage. When a plenum pipe breaks, two things occur: air is sucked into the pipe and is trapped in the cooling water; and water used to cool the fuel rods is lost. As a result of these occurrences, the water is slowed ... continued below

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Burge, C. January 1, 1991.

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This project was conducted at Westinghouse's Savannah River Laboratories (SRL). The goal of SRL is to make certain that the modifications on the reactor are safe for those working at the plant as well as the general public. One of the steps needed to insure safety is the knowledge of the occurrences that result from a plenum pipe breakage. When a plenum pipe breaks, two things occur: air is sucked into the pipe and is trapped in the cooling water; and water used to cool the fuel rods is lost. As a result of these occurrences, the water is slowed down by both the loss in water pressure and the upward force of air bubbles pushing against the downward force of the water. The project required the conducting of tests to find the bubble velocity in an annular ribbed pipe filled with stagnant water. This document discusses the methodology and results of this testing.

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  • Summer science research conference, Aiken, SC (United States), 21 Aug 1991

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  • Other: DE92009795
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-91-358
  • Report No.: CONF-9108200--1
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5667685
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093798

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Burge, C. Correlation of bubble rise velocity and volume, article, January 1, 1991; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093798/: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.