Pressure Pulses in Rapid Transient Boiling

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Investigation of whether the multi-thousand psi pressure pulses that occurred in the BORAX-I and SPERT-I destructive power excursion could have been generated by thermal mechanisms in the geometries of unmolten reactor cores. These pressure pulses were "at least as high as 6,000 psi, and probably higher than 10,000 psi " in BORAX I, and "between 3,000 and 4,000 lb/in" in SPERT I. An experimental investigation was undertaken of pressure pulse generation by purely thermal means.

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Wright, R. W. July 31, 1963.

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Investigation of whether the multi-thousand psi pressure pulses that occurred in the BORAX-I and SPERT-I destructive power excursion could have been generated by thermal mechanisms in the geometries of unmolten reactor cores. These pressure pulses were "at least as high as 6,000 psi, and probably higher than 10,000 psi " in BORAX I, and "between 3,000 and 4,000 lb/in" in SPERT I. An experimental investigation was undertaken of pressure pulse generation by purely thermal means.

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19 pages : illustrations.

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Paper presented at the Winter meeting of the American Nuclear Society Meeting, New York, New York, November 20, 1963.

This work was performed under Contract No. AT(01-3) for the Nuclear Safety Research and Development Branch, Division of Reactor Development, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

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  • Report No.: CONF-187-111
  • Grant Number: AT(01-3)-372
  • SuDoc Number: Y 3.At 7:22/CONF-187-111
  • Accession or Local Control No: metadc1201739
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1201739

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Wright, R. W. Pressure Pulses in Rapid Transient Boiling, report, July 31, 1963; Oak Ridge, Tennessee.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1201739/: accessed April 8, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.