SHEBA prompt burst dynamics

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The Solution High-Energy Burst Assembly (SHEBA), located at the Los Alamos Critical Experiments Facility, is a homogeneous liquid-fueled reactor that is being prepared for prompt burst operation. As part of the preparations, a reactor safety study was performed in support of the new SHEBA experiment plan. This study looked at the maximum power, total energy yield, and maximum transient pressures that may occur in the reactor during prompt burst operation. The goal of this study is to analyze the neutronic and hydrodynamic behavior of the reactor during burst operation, and to ensure that prompt burst operation does not damage the ... continued below

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Kimpland, R. December 31, 1997.

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The Solution High-Energy Burst Assembly (SHEBA), located at the Los Alamos Critical Experiments Facility, is a homogeneous liquid-fueled reactor that is being prepared for prompt burst operation. As part of the preparations, a reactor safety study was performed in support of the new SHEBA experiment plan. This study looked at the maximum power, total energy yield, and maximum transient pressures that may occur in the reactor during prompt burst operation. The goal of this study is to analyze the neutronic and hydrodynamic behavior of the reactor during burst operation, and to ensure that prompt burst operation does not damage the reactor or exceed the safety envelope of the facility`s Safety Analysis Report (SAR).

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  • International conference on the physics of nuclear science and technology, Long Island, NY (United States), 5-8 Oct 1998

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  • Other: DE98007149
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-4736
  • Report No.: CONF-981003--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 674724
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710690

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Kimpland, R. SHEBA prompt burst dynamics, article, December 31, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710690/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.