Operational Physics Data from the HWCTR

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The Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) was built for the Atomic Energy Commission by the Du Pont Company to satisfy a need for fuel testing in the AEC's Heavy Water Power Reactor Program. The reactor was designed to provide a realistic test environment for full size fuel candidates. The report contains sections on (1) the containment building, (2) vertical cross section of the reactor vessel, (3) core layout, (4) low power physics tests and comparison with calculations, (5) rod worths, (6) temperature coefficients, (7) flux shapes, and (8) the operating philosophy of a test reactor.

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Rusche, Benard Clements, 1931- September 20, 1963.

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The Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) was built for the Atomic Energy Commission by the Du Pont Company to satisfy a need for fuel testing in the AEC's Heavy Water Power Reactor Program. The reactor was designed to provide a realistic test environment for full size fuel candidates. The report contains sections on (1) the containment building, (2) vertical cross section of the reactor vessel, (3) core layout, (4) low power physics tests and comparison with calculations, (5) rod worths, (6) temperature coefficients, (7) flux shapes, and (8) the operating philosophy of a test reactor.

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Presented at Conference on Problems of Operating Research and Power Reactors, American Nuclear Society, Reactor Operations Division, Ottawa, Canada, October 21, and 22, 1963.

The information contained in this article was developed during the course of work under Contract AT(07-2)-1 with the United States Atomic Energy Commission.

Work performed at the E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Explosives Department - Atomic Energy Division, Savannah River Laboratory, Aiken, S. C.

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  • Report No.: CONF-243-1
  • Grant Number: AT(07-2)-1
  • SuDoc Number: Y 3.At 7:22/CONF-243-1
  • Accession or Local Control No: metadc1201756
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1201756

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Rusche, Benard Clements, 1931-. Operational Physics Data from the HWCTR, report, September 20, 1963; Oak Ridge, Tennessee.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1201756/: accessed June 5, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.