Memorandum on Chemical Reactors and Reactor Hazards

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Two important problems in the investigation of reactor hazards are the chemical reactivity of various materials employed in reactor construction and the chracteristics of heat transfer under transient conditions, specifically heat transfer when driven by an exponentially increasing heat source (exp t/T). Although these problems are independent of each other, when studied in relation to reactor hazards they may occur in a closely coupled sequence. For example the onset of a dangerous chemical reactor may be due to structural failure of various reactor components under an exponentially rising heat source originating with a runaway nuclear reactor. For this reason, these ... continued below

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Mills, M.M.; Pearlman, H.; Ruebsamen, W. & Steele, G., Chrisney, J. July 5, 1951.

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Two important problems in the investigation of reactor hazards are the chemical reactivity of various materials employed in reactor construction and the chracteristics of heat transfer under transient conditions, specifically heat transfer when driven by an exponentially increasing heat source (exp t/T). Although these problems are independent of each other, when studied in relation to reactor hazards they may occur in a closely coupled sequence. For example the onset of a dangerous chemical reactor may be due to structural failure of various reactor components under an exponentially rising heat source originating with a runaway nuclear reactor. For this reason, these two problems should eventually be studied together after an exploratory experimental survey has been made in which they are considered separately.

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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 966763
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Mills, M.M.; Pearlman, H.; Ruebsamen, W. & Steele, G., Chrisney, J. Memorandum on Chemical Reactors and Reactor Hazards, report, July 5, 1951; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc932656/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.