HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for December 1959

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At the end of 1959, 25% of the construction and 85% of the firm design of the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) were complete. Further safeguards analyses of the HWCTR, done with the aid of analog and digital computers, corroberated earlier data which indicated that the reactor is highly self-regulating, and that the safety system should prevent release of radioactivity outside the containment building. Fabrication tests of metallic uranium fuels and preparation of irradiation specimens of swaged uranium oxide fuel tubes continued. A tube of Zircaloy-2-clad U-2 wt.% Zr failed during a low temperature, low pressure irradiation test to ... continued below

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Hood, R.R. & Isakoff, L. comps. January 1, 1960.

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At the end of 1959, 25% of the construction and 85% of the firm design of the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) were complete. Further safeguards analyses of the HWCTR, done with the aid of analog and digital computers, corroberated earlier data which indicated that the reactor is highly self-regulating, and that the safety system should prevent release of radioactivity outside the containment building. Fabrication tests of metallic uranium fuels and preparation of irradiation specimens of swaged uranium oxide fuel tubes continued. A tube of Zircaloy-2-clad U-2 wt.% Zr failed during a low temperature, low pressure irradiation test to modest exposure. Preliminary examinations of tubular metallurgical joints between Zircaloy and stalnless steel were promising. (For preceding period see DP-445.) (J.R.D.)

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  • Report No.: DP-455
  • Grant Number: AT(07-2)-1
  • DOI: 10.2172/4182427 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc865346

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Hood, R.R. & Isakoff, L. comps. HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for December 1959, report, January 1, 1960; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc865346/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.