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Conceptual Design for 75 MWe Mixed Spectrum Superheating Reactor Power Plant

Description: "This report presents the conceptual design of a 75 MWe prototype Mixed Spectrum Superheater power plant. The scope of the work has emphasized primarily the design, performance, and cost information on the nuclear portion of the plant. The research and development programs required to insure plant feasibility are also present."--Intro.
Date: February 25, 1962
Creator: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
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Design Study: Sodium Modular Reactor

Description: This study was undertaken for the USAEC under Contract AT(04-3)-189, Project Agreement No. 6, to investigate desirable features of a sodium cooled, graphite moderated uranium fueled power reactor using the modular concept, and, based on this investigation, evaluate the economic potential of this reactor type.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: General Electric Company
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Experimental Studies of Transient Effects in Fast Reactor Fuels

Description: An experimental program to evaluate the performance of FCR and EFCR fuel during transient operation is outlined, and the initial series of tests are described in some detail. Test results from five experiments in the TREAT reactor, using 1-in. OD SS-clad UO₂ fuel specimens, are compared with regard to fuel temperatures, mechanical integrity, and post-irradiation appearance. Incipient fuel pin failure limits for transients are identified with maximum fuel temperatures in the range of 7000 deg F.… more
Date: November 15, 1962
Creator: Field, J. H.
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Fabrication of Fuel Rods by Tandem Rolling

Description: From introduction: "The purpose of this report is to present the details of the exploratory and developmental work on tandem rolling, and the subsequent fabrication of tandem rolled fuel rods for irradiation testing in the Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor."
Date: July 1961
Creator: Lingafelter, J. W.
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Materials for Superheated Fuel Sheaths: Relative Performance of Alloys in Superheated Steam Environments

Description: From abstract: "Study of radiation effects upon the tensile properties of the alloys, corrosion behavior in the absence and presence of stress, effect of prolonged, high temperature exposures upon structure sensitive properties of the alloys, and physical metallurgical changes as a function of exposure in a superheat environment.
Date: July 1963
Creator: Comprelli, F. A.; MacMillan, D. F. & Spalaris, C. N.
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Methods, System Optimization, and Safety Studies for a 1000 MegaWatt Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor: Task 3 and 5 report of 1000 MegaWatt Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Follow-On Work

Description: From introduction: "Evaluation of trade-off and optimization studies in which numerous design parameters and economic ground-rules are varied to determine the effect on the economics of the reference concept. Selected safety studies."
Date: February 1969
Creator: General Electric Company
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Prediction of the Critical Heat Flux in Forced Convection Flow

Description: From summary: "A superposition model is developed to predict the critical heat flux in forced convection flow. The model is applied to available experimental results in boiling water flows and good agreement is obtained between the model and test data over the multitude of geometries, flow rates, pressures, and fluid enthalpies tested to-date."
Date: June 20, 1962
Creator: Levy, S.
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