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Nuclear Merchant Ship Reactor Shield Design Summary Report

Description: Abstract: "Most of the Nuclear Merchant Ship Reactor (NMSR) shield design work performed by The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) is summarized. Primary and secondary shield results are presented, consistent with contractual requirements and designated design criteria. Methods of calculation and basic parameters are shown" (p. 1).
Date: August 1, 1959
Creator: Smith, W. R. & Turner, M. A.

Transistors: Counters

Description: Abstract: "Two transistor plug-in decade counters are described, one of which operates over the SCS-7 temperature range. A transistor digital scanner with storage and parallel readout is described. It utilizes one of the plug-in decades. A simple design procedure for flip-flops is presented."
Date: May 29, 1957
Creator: Pollard, Neith

In Situ Tracers Project Second Quarterly Progress Report: June-August 1959

Description: The purpose of this program is to summarize and evaluate the potential usefulness of in situ tracers, design and construct prototypes of large low-level soft beta counters for industrial application, especially of such isotopes as carbon-14 and tritium, and design and construct a prototype of a large low-level liquid scintillation detector for use vi the process gamma counting.
Date: 1959
Creator: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Investigation of the Suitability of Prepakt Concrete for Mass and Reinforced Concrete Structures

Description: The purpose of the investigation reported herein was to develop data on the suitability of Prepakt concrete for mass concrete dams and for reinforced concrete construction. Prepakt concrete is made by packing the forms with coarse aggregate and then pumping in a cement base intrusion mixture (grout) to fill the voids.
Date: October 1951
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)

Surges in Southern Outfall Sewer and Flow Conditions in State Fairgrounds (Western Parkway) Pumping Plant, Louisville, Kentucky: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Report of findings from various tests: "Model investigations of the surges occurring in sewer lines and of the flow conditions in a typical pumping plant, used to dispose of drainage during high river stages, were conducted as a part of the local flood protection project for Louisville, Kentucky. Studies conducted on a 1:32 scale simplified model of the Southern Outfall Sewer provided general information on the relative amount of relief from surges to be expected from the pumping station and manholes in the sewer line upstream" (p. v).
Date: June 1954
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)

Trafficability of Soils: A Summary of Trafficability Studies Through 1955

Description: Summary of trafficability studies conducted by the Waterways Experiment Station. It includes information about phase I tests related to "Soil Classification and Trafficability Data" as a sub-project of "Trafficability of Soils as Related to the Mobility of Military Vehicles" (published 1947-1955). It also includes initial results of phase II, "Soils Trafficability Predictions."
Date: December 1956
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)

The Preparation and Properties of Mammalian Ribonucleic Acids

Description: "A method for the preparation of mammalian ribonucleic acids employing high concentrations of guanidine hydrochloride in the fractionation procedure is reported in this paper. Aside from the facility of preparation the method has the advantage of avoiding conditions of acidity and alkalinity which might degrade tissue ribonucleic acids and, by virtue of the protein denaturant action of guanidine salts, of minimizing the possibility for enzymatic degradation" (p. 3).
Date: October 12, 1950
Creator: Volkin, E. & Carter, C. E.

The Unified Soil Classification System, Appendix B: Characteristics of Soil Groups Pertaining to Roads and Airfields

Description: Report describing various kinds of soils and their characteristics, for use in constructing roads and airfields: "The properties desired in soils for foundations under roads and airfields and for base courses under flexible pavements are: adequate strength, good compaction characteristics, adequate drainage, resistance to frost action in areas where frost is a factor, and acceptable compression and expansion characteristics. Certain of these properties, if inadequate in the soils available, may be supplied by proper construction methods" (p. B1).
Date: June 1957
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)

The Unified Soil Classification System, Appendix A: Characteristics of Soil Groups Pertaining to Embankments and Foundations

Description: Report describing various kinds of soils and their characteristics, for use in constructing embankments and foundations: "The major properties of a soil proposed for use in an embankment or foundation that are of concern to the design or construction engineer are its strength, permeability, and consolidation and compaction characteristics. Other features may be investigated for a specific problem, but in general some or all of the properties mentioned above are of primary importance in an earth embankment or foundation project of any magnitude" (p. 1).
Date: March 1953
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)

Recommended Practices for Establishment and Maintenance of Turf

Description: "The intent of this report is to provide technical and practical information which will be of value to those responsible for preparation, review or accomplishment of specifications for the establishment of vegetative ground cover. [...] The report is concerned primarily with establishment of turf grasses in the continental United States. A brief discussion of maintenance practices is included as such practices have a direct bearing on the successful establishment of the desired ground cover" (p. 1).
Date: April 1953
Creator: Cale, E. B.

Flood Protection Plans for Cumberland, Maryland & Ridgeley, West Virginia: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: Report of a hydraulic model investigation "to determine the most economical method of providing protection for Cumberland and Ridgeley against floods somewhat greater than the flood of March 1936 Specifically, the model was used to determine: the proper sections and grades of channels required to pass the design flood with maximum reductions in flood stages; the minimum heights of levees and walls; and the channel treatment required at bridges to insure the safe passage of floodwaters with minimum alterations to the structures" (p. 4).
Date: January 1957
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)

Review of Soils Design, Construction, and Prototype Analysis: Blakely Mountain Dam, Arkansas

Description: This report provides a review of the design and performance of the embankment and foundation of Blakely Mountain Dam in Arkansas. "This study is one of a series of similar studies of the foundation and soil mechanics features of earth dams [...] In these studies field experience is analyzed and performance of the completed structures is compared with design predictions to provide information for use in the design and construction of future projects" (p. 1).
Date: October 1956
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)

Performance of Relief Wells Along Missouri River Levees: 1951-1952 Floods

Description: "The purpose of this report is to present the results of a study of the performance of the three relief well systems [along the Missouri River] during the July 1951 and April 1952 floods, and to compare their performance with design predictions. [...] The report includes observed uplift and well-flow data, descriptions of relief well operations during the floods, and an analysis of the effectiveness of the well systems together with discussion and comments on several experimental and test wells" (p. 2).
Date: December 1956
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)

Review of Soils Design, Construction, and Performance Observations, John H. Kerr project (Buggs Island and Island Creek Dams) Virginia

Description: This report contains general background information about the John H. Kerr project, which comprises a retaining structure, Buggs Island Dam, and a backwater protection structure, Island Creek Dam. It also provides more detailed information about the design, construction, and prototype observation of each of the dams.
Date: August 1957
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)