Mid-Year Summary Report October 1, 1960-March 31, 1961 Army Pwr Support and Development Program

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Abstract: A cyclic stress analysis of the SM-1 primary system was carried out. Problems encountered in the fabrication of PM-2A Core II and SM-lA Core II are described, and the results of an examination of damaged SM-lA Core I stationary fuel elements reported. A preliminary study of the radiation damage to SM-1 reactor vessel was made and the possibility of annealing the vessel discussed. Performance analyses are presented for five cores: SM-1 Core, SM-1 Core 1 rearranged and spiked, SM-1 Core II with special components, PM-2A Core 1, and SM- 1A Core 1. Preliminary critical experiments were made with SM-2 … continued below

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xviii, 150 pages ; illustrations.

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Hoover, H. L. June 2, 1961.

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Abstract: A cyclic stress analysis of the SM-1 primary system was carried out. Problems encountered in the fabrication of PM-2A Core II and SM-lA Core II are described, and the results of an examination of damaged SM-lA Core I stationary fuel elements reported. A preliminary study of the radiation damage to SM-1 reactor vessel was made and the possibility of annealing the vessel discussed. Performance analyses are presented for five cores: SM-1 Core, SM-1 Core 1 rearranged and spiked, SM-1 Core II with special components, PM-2A Core 1, and SM- 1A Core 1. Preliminary critical experiments were made with SM-2 elements in a SM- 1 core configuration and nuclear and thermal analyses of the use of SM-2 elements in SM-1, SM-1A, and PM-2A completed. A throttling steam calorimeter was selected for measuring moisture carry-over on the PM-2A steam generator. Test procedures for evaluating the shielding of the SM-1, SM-lA, and PM-2A plants are summarized. Radiochemical and chemical analyses of SM-1 coolant and crud are summarized, and methods of activity control discussed. Preliminary results of studies of the properties of reactor pressure vessels under irradiation and no irradiation conditions are summarized briefly.

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xviii, 150 pages ; illustrations.

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Contract No. AT(30-1)-2639 with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, New York Operations Office.

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  • Report No.: APAE-86
  • Grant Number: AT(30-1)-2639
  • SuDoc Number: Y 3.AT 7:22/APAE-86
  • Accession or Local Control No: metadc1201983
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1201983

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Hoover, H. L. Mid-Year Summary Report October 1, 1960-March 31, 1961 Army Pwr Support and Development Program, report, June 2, 1961; Schenectady, New York.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1201983/: accessed June 15, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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