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Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses; Eighth Quarterly Progress Report, (September - November 1963)

Description: The objective of the Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses program is to develop more accurate methods for burnup analysis for general use than the current method of analysis of Ca-137 or Sr-90. The program will require from three to five years of effort.
Date: December 1, 1963
Creator: Rider, B. F.; Ruiz, C. P.; Luke, P. S., Jr.; Peterson, J. P., Jr. & Smith, F. R.
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Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses; Ninth Quarterly Progress Report, (December 1963 - February 1964)

Description: The objective of the Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses program is to develop more accurate methods for burnup analysis for general use than the current method of analysis of Ca-137 or Sr-90. The program will require from three to five years of effort.
Date: March 1, 1964
Creator: Rider, B. F.; Peterson, J. P., Jr.; Ruiz, C. P. & Smith, F. R.
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AEC Fuel Cycle Program Design and Fabrication of Special Assembly 9-L : Irradiation Performance Test of UO2-Cermet Fuel

Description: Technical report describing a UO2-Mo cermet fuel assembly fabricated for long-term irradiation performance testing in the Vallecitos Boiling water Reactor. The design and fabrication histories of this assembly are described and pre-irradiation data on each individual rod are presented. Molybdenum was added to improve the bulk thermal conductivity of the fuel, so that fuel temperatures would remain comparatively low during high-power level operation of the fuel element. The molybdenum was inc… more
Date: March 1964
Creator: Ogawa, S. Y.
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Analysis of UO2 Grain Growth Data From "Out of Pile" Experiments

Description: Summary: Data on equlaxed UO2 grain growth from "out of pile" experiments have been gathered from all known sources and analyzed to determine the relationship between the grain size developed and annealing temperature and between grain size and the time at temperature. On the basis of the analysis, an equation relating gain size to time and temperate has been selected that appears to best describe the data considered as a whole. The coefficients in this grain growth equation have been evaluated… more
Date: November 1963
Creator: Lyons, M. F.; Coplin, D. H. & Weidenbaum, B.
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Application of Boron Carbide Nickel Dispersion to a Prototype Control Rod

Description: Previously reported results on the testing of small samples of boron carbide dispersed in nickel by electrolytic codeposition were adequately encouraging to lead to the development of a prototype control rod for operation in the Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor. The operation of the control rod has been entirely satisfactory.
Date: May 1962
Creator: Williamson, H.E. & Alexander, A. J.
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Applications of Strain Cycling Considerations to Superheat Fuel Design

Description: A potential performance limitation of superheat fuel is the susceptibility of the fuel cladding to low cycle fatigue failure. Two simplified analytical methods are presented to estimate the cyclic lifetime of circular superheat fuel cladding. One failure relation is based on a displacement method. The other failure relation is based on a stress method. These relations were compared with data from the literature, and with data involving damage obtained by Reynolds. A recommended design procedur… more
Date: June 1963
Creator: Rieger, G. F.
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Bounce III

Description: BOUNCE III is a program which was written for the IBM-704 as part of a study of the parameters of the neutron distribution in a large thermal column. The program calculates the eigenvalues and corresponding eigenvectors of the matrix resulting from a diffusion-theory, multigroup description of the thermal neutron spectrum.
Date: December 15, 1960
Creator: Kerr, B. A.
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Collected Methods for Analysis of Sodium Metal

Description: Methods for analyzing chemical impurities in sodium metal samples are presented. Chemical analysis was used to determine the following impurities: Calcium, Carbon, Chromium, Iron, Lithium, Nickel, Oxygen, Potassium, and Zirconium. Spectrographic analysis was used to determine many other impurities. Sodium samples obtained from experimental apparatus operated as part of the work being conducted for Atomics International were analyzed by these methods.
Date: October 15, 1959
Creator: Perrine, H. E.
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Compact Control Rod Drive Study For a Boiling Water Reactor in a T7 Tanker

Description: The reason for initiating the compact drive study for the T7 tanker was to investigate control rod drive size, location, and removal space requirement factors and select the control rod drive mechanism which would allow optimization of the over-all size of the containment vessel. Approximately twelve mechanical/hydraulic control rod drive arrangements were considered during this study.
Date: August 8, 1960
Creator: Biglieri, N. J.
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Compilation of Techniques Used By Vallecitos Radioactive Materials Laboratory

Description: Equipment and techniques for remote examination of irradiated fuel assemblies applicable to the Maritime Program are described. The following subjects are covered: visual and photographic examination, dimensional measurements, gamma activity scanning, fission gas release and fuel rod void volume determinations, density measurements, metallographic examination, and radiochemical burnup analysis.
Date: February 1961
Creator: Brandt, F. A.; Mathay, P. W. & Zimmerman, D. L.
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Control Worth of B4C Rods

Description: This report considers the theoretical evaluation of a system for gaining increased control strength and increased control lifetime and presents a theoretical model which is applicable to conventional multigroup diffusion theory.
Date: August 30, 1961
Creator: Pomraning, G. C. (Gerald C.)
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A Controlled-Environment Steam Corrosion Facility

Description: Abstract; Technical report describing a low-flow autoclave system developed for out-of-pile corrosion testing of materials in controlled environment steam up to 500 C. The system has been set up in triplicate to provide for the exposure of various zirconium alloys to steam at 300, 400, and 500 C. The oxygen and hydrogen of the steam were controlled at 25 ppm and 3 ppm, respectively, to simulate the gas conditions from radiolytic water decomposition found in a boiling water reactor. The autocla… more
Date: October 1963
Creator: Nelson, W. B.
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