PM-2A Core II Zero Power Experiment

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Abstract: This technical report covers the zero power experiments performed on PM-2A Core II at the Alco Critical Facility. PM-2A Core II is the first replacement core for a portable pressurized reactor at Camp Century, Greenland. Core II is the same as Core I with the exception that Core II has an increased burnable poison (B-10) content. The zero power experiment consisted of fuel element uniformity test; core assembly test, development of an on-site loading procedure and an analysis of experimental data. Physical characteristics determined include distribution of fuel and B-10 in the fuel plates, minimum critical mass, control rod … continued below

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xv, 71 pages ; illustrations.

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Walthousen, L. D.; Mageean, J. V.; Raby, T. M. & Lee, D. H. March 30, 1962.

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Abstract: This technical report covers the zero power experiments performed on PM-2A Core II at the Alco Critical Facility. PM-2A Core II is the first replacement core for a portable pressurized reactor at Camp Century, Greenland. Core II is the same as Core I with the exception that Core II has an increased burnable poison (B-10) content. The zero power experiment consisted of fuel element uniformity test; core assembly test, development of an on-site loading procedure and an analysis of experimental data. Physical characteristics determined include distribution of fuel and B-10 in the fuel plates, minimum critical mass, control rod bank calibration, and integral rod worth. The report concludes with an analysis of the experimental data including estimated uniform and non-uniform burnup rates.

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xv, 71 pages ; illustrations.

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

Includes bibliographic references (pages 67-68).

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  • Report No.: APAE-111
  • Grant Number: AT(30-1)-2639
  • SuDoc Number: Y 3.AT 7:22/APAE-111
  • Accession or Local Control No: metadc1201998
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1201998

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  • March 30, 1962

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Walthousen, L. D.; Mageean, J. V.; Raby, T. M. & Lee, D. H. PM-2A Core II Zero Power Experiment, report, March 30, 1962; Schenectady, New York.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1201998/: accessed March 2, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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