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Transient Behavior of a Natural-Circulation Loop Operating Near The Thermodynamic Critical Point

Description: From Introduction: "Interest in utilizing natural-circulation loops to obtain results that aid in the design of some boiler and nuclear reactor coolant systems has focused attention on the dynamic behavior of such loops. Much analytical and experimental work has been done so as to permit predictions of the transient behavior of both single-phase and two-phase neutral-circulation systems. The analytical portion of the study consisted of simulating the loop by utilizing a digital computer to predict the measured transients."
Date: May 1963
Creator: Harden, Darrel G.
Item Type: Report

Irradiation of an Aluminum Alloy-Clad Ceramic Pellet-Fueled Plate

Description: From Introduction: "An experiment, designated MTR-W10, was designed to determine the effects of high burnup on the cladding and fuel of an aluminum-1% nickel alloy (M-388)-clad ceramic pellet-fuelded plate if the type manufactured at Argonne for the BORAX-IV core. Conditions of irradiation were selected to allow local boiling at the high flux end of the plate at a pressure of 600 psig."
Date: May 1960
Creator: Gavin, A. P.
Item Type: Report

Calculations on U235 Fission Product Decay Chains

Description: Report of equations for calculating decay of U235. The introduction states" Calculations have been made on the U235 fission product decay schemes. The results for a typical example, that of a reactor operating at 1000 kilowatts for 180 days, have been tabulated and graphed. General formulae have been used so that the results can be applied for any power level and any time of irradiation" (p. 2).
Date: May 1952
Creator: Faller, I. L.; Chapman, T. S. & West, J. M.
Item Type: Report

Liquid MHD Power Cycle Studies

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) power cycle for liquid metals. The benefits, and different phases of the MHD power cycle are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Petrick, Michael & Lee, Kung-You
Item Type: Report

Survey and Status Report on Application of Acoustic-Boiling-Detection Techniques to Liquid-Metal-Cooled Reactors

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing acoustic-boiling-detection techniques. As stated in the abstract, "this report summarizes literature through June 1967 concerning acoustic methods. In the acoustic method for boiling detection, either acoustic waveguides or high-temperature acoustic sensors are recommended" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: April 1970
Creator: Anderson, T. T.; Mulcahey, T. P. & Hsu, C.
Item Type: Report

Pressure-Pulse Propagation in Two-Phase One- and Two-Component Mixtures

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the propagation velocity of pressure pulses in two-phase mixtures. As stated in the abstract, "in this study, a comprehensive analytical development of the propagation velocity of small pressure pulses is presented for bubble, annular, stratified, droplet, and slug-flow regimes. Particular attention is given to the influence of flow regime on the momentum transfer between phases" (p. 9). This report includes tables, illustrations, and a photograph.
Date: March 1971
Creator: Henry, R. E.; Grolmes, M. A. & Fauske, H. K.
Item Type: Report

Design and Testing of a High-Heat Flux Electron-Bombardment Heater

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the testing of an electron-bombardment heater. As stated in the abstract, "the applications of electron-bombardment heating to liquid-metal heat transfer and reactor safety experiments are discussed. The design of a high-heat-flux, electron-bombardment heater (EBH) is presented" (p. 7). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: March 1968
Creator: Carlson, R. D. & Holtz, R. E.
Item Type: Report

Midwest Tandem Cyclotron: A Proposal for a Regional Accelerator Facility

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the proposal of the Midwest Tandem-Cyclotron accelerator facility. Descriptions of the facility designs, methods, and operations are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: June 1969
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory
Item Type: Report

A Hybrid-Computer Program for Transient Temperature Calculations on TREAT Fast Reactor Safety Experiments

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing a computer program used for fast reactor safety experiments. As stated in the summary, "this report gives a detailed description of a hybrid-computer program for calculating temperatures in a multi-region, axisymmetric, cylindrical configuration consisting of solid materials bounded by flowing coolant. Included is an explanation of the mathematical methods, together with a discussion of special features, input-output descriptions, and several sample problems" (p. 7). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: September 1967
Creator: Bryant, Lawrence T.; Dickerman, Charles E. & Stephany, William P.
Item Type: Report

A Generalized Computer Program for Flowsheet Calculation and Process Data Reduction

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the PACER-65 computer program. As stated in the summary, the program "has been developed and utilized for flow sheet calculations and process-data reduction. PACER-65 is an executive program in which material- and energy-balance equations, conversion factors, etc., for each processing step are described by separate subroutines" (p. 5). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: April 1966
Creator: Koppel, L. B.; Alfredson, P. G.; Anastasia, L. J.; Knudsen, I. E. & Vogel, G. J.
Item Type: Report

Performance Characteristics of a Liquid Metal MHD Generator

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the performance of magnetohydrodynamic generators. As stated in the abstract, "an experimental study was made of the performance characteristics of a liquid metal MHD generator utilizing single-phase sodium-potassium and two-phase sodium-potassium-nitrogen fluids. The purpose of this study was to compare the generator performance with theory for single-phase flow and to determine the effects of the introduction of the gaseous phase on the generator output and efficiency" (p. 9). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Petrick, Michael & Lee, Kung-You
Item Type: Report

A Report on Some Attempts to Cast Centrifugally Fuel Elements of Small Diameter

Description: Report issued by the Argonne national Laboratory discussing centrifugal casting of thin uranium plates. The applicability of the centrifugal casting technique to the production of multiple castings of fuel pins of small diameter and of thin fuel plates was investigated. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: March 1961
Creator: Yaggee, F. L.
Item Type: Report

Irradiation of an Aluminum Alloy-Clad, Aluminum-Uranium Alloy-Fueled Plate

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing irradiation tests of an aluminum alloy-clad, aluminum-uranium alloy fuel plate. As stated in the introduction, "calculations were made to determine the lowest possible pressure which would allow the maximum possible local boiling on the plate and still assure a margin of safety against burnout" (p. 9). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Gavin, A. P. & Crothers, C. C.
Item Type: Report

Lecture Notes on Reactor Shielding

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the shielding of radiation produced by nuclear reactors. As stated in the introduction, "these lectures will be an attempt to discuss the design of a reactor shield and the solution of the associated shielding problems by simple hand-computing methods" (p. 19). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: March 1959
Creator: Grotenhuis, Marshall
Item Type: Report

Argonne National Laboratory Annual Report: 1956

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the variety of work done at the laboratory during the year of 1956. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1956
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory
Item Type: Report

The Process Equipment and Protective Enclosures Designed for the Fuel Fabrication Facility: Facility #350

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the design and construction of equipment for reactor fuels. As stated in the summary, "the report describes the development, prototype construction, methods of testing, and leak detection of a modular hood design to be used in housing equipment and processes for the Argonne National Laboratory Fuel Fabrication Facility" (p. 9). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: January 1956
Creator: Shuck, A. B. & Mayfield, R. M.
Item Type: Report

Two-Phase Air-Water Flow Phenomena

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing two-phase flow studies that were conducted "to obtain empirical density relationships and pressure drop friction factors for two-phase mixtures" (p. 11). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: March 1958
Creator: Petrick, Michael
Item Type: Report

Argonne National Laboratory Annual Report: 1958

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the variety of work done at the laboratory during the year of 1958. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1958
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory
Item Type: Report

Selected Values of the Physical Properties of Various Materials

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing selected physical properties of various solids, liquids, and gases of interest in nuclear reactor heat transfer and fluid flow analysis. In most cases, values for thermal conductivity specific heat, density, viscosity, and Prandtl numbers are given as functions of temperature. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: September 1958
Creator: Tebo, F. J.
Item Type: Report