Relationship of observed flow patterns to gas core reactor criticality

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The gas core reactor requires the establishment of stable and unique flow patterns. A recent series of room temperature flow tests have studied the hydrodynamics, particularly involving gases of differing densities. In an actual operating gas core reactor, the central gas of vaporized uranium will have a much higher density than the surrounding coolant. Testing was done in two different sized chambers (18 inch and 36 inch diameter) to study hydrodynamic scaling. Air was employed as the ''coolant'' gas. Air, argon, and freon, smoked for identification, was used to simulate the fuel. A variety of injectors at various locations in ... continued below

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Macbeth, P.J.; Kunze, J.F. & Rogers, V.C. January 1, 1975.

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The gas core reactor requires the establishment of stable and unique flow patterns. A recent series of room temperature flow tests have studied the hydrodynamics, particularly involving gases of differing densities. In an actual operating gas core reactor, the central gas of vaporized uranium will have a much higher density than the surrounding coolant. Testing was done in two different sized chambers (18 inch and 36 inch diameter) to study hydrodynamic scaling. Air was employed as the ''coolant'' gas. Air, argon, and freon, smoked for identification, was used to simulate the fuel. A variety of injectors at various locations in the cavity were employed. (auth)

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  • American Nuclear Society meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 8 Jun 1975

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Macbeth, P.J.; Kunze, J.F. & Rogers, V.C. Relationship of observed flow patterns to gas core reactor criticality, article, January 1, 1975; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc871658/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.