HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for March 1960

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Safeguards analyses of the boiling D/sub 2/O loop of the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) show that neither a power failure nor a loss of cooling water will cause a serious accident if the reactor is scrammed. Construction was started on a full-scale mockup of the bayonet for this loop. The mockup will be used for studies of possible vibration phenomena associated with the flow of steamwater mixtures. Emphasis in the development of uranium metal fuel for power reactor use has been shifted to coex truded tubes that have a higher surfacs-to-volume ratio than those fabricated heretofore. The modified ... continued below

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Hood, R.R. comp. April 1, 1960.

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Safeguards analyses of the boiling D/sub 2/O loop of the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) show that neither a power failure nor a loss of cooling water will cause a serious accident if the reactor is scrammed. Construction was started on a full-scale mockup of the bayonet for this loop. The mockup will be used for studies of possible vibration phenomena associated with the flow of steamwater mixtures. Emphasis in the development of uranium metal fuel for power reactor use has been shifted to coex truded tubes that have a higher surfacs-to-volume ratio than those fabricated heretofore. The modified tubs design will permit higher powers to be achieved without exceeding thermal limitations, end offers the potential advantage of improved metullurgical behavior during irradiation. A swaged tube of uranium oxide with stailness steel cladding apparently failed during irradiation. (auth)

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  • Report No.: DP-485
  • Grant Number: AT(07-2)-1
  • DOI: 10.2172/4161741 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc872618

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Hood, R.R. comp. HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for March 1960, report, April 1, 1960; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc872618/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.