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Development of Pulsed Neutron Application to Power Reactor Start-Up Procedures. Fifth Quarterly Progress Report, April 1-June 30, 1963

Description: Activities in a program to develop techniques in the use of pulsed neutron sources to measure shutdown parameters related to large thermal power reactors are reported. The development of pulsed neutron source techniques for large power reactors has led to a new theoretical model recently developed by E. Garelis and J.L. Russell, Jr. The theory is presently based on a bare, one-group model with m-delayed precursors and takes all spatial modes into account. Results indicate, however, that the app… more
Date: July 15, 1963
Creator: Garelis, Edward & Meyer, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Pulsed Neutron Application to Power Reactor Start-Up Procedures. Sixth Quarterly Progress Report, July 1-September 30, 1963

Description: Activities in a program to develop techniques in the use of pulsed neutron sources to measure shutdown parameters related to large thermal power reactors are reported. The development of pulsed neutron source techniques for large power reactors has led to a new theoretical model recently developed by E. Garelis and J.L. Russell, Jr. The theory is presently based on a bare, one-group model with m-delayed precursors and takes all spatial modes into account. Results indicate, however, that the app… more
Date: October 15, 1963
Creator: Garelis, Edward & Meyer, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Statistical Techniques Used in the Specific Zirconium Alloy Design Program

Description: Technical report describing the statistically designed empirical approach being used to choose a candidate Zr alloy optimum with respect to corrosion and hydriding rates in steam and having acceptable mechanical properties. The statistical techniques used and the reasons for their use are discussed in detail, with emphasis on the estimation of corrosion rates. Estimation of response surfaces is also considered.
Date: November 11, 1963
Creator: Jaech, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Oxidation Mechanism of Zirconium and Its Alloys. [Part] II. Oxide Plasticity

Description: Abstract: The question of how crack-free, protective oxide films can form on zirconium during oxidation when the Pilling-Bedworth ratio is about 1.5 has been considered by a study of the relative plasticity of various forms of zirconia. Hot hardness measurements showed that doping mono-clinic zirconia with iron, nickel, or chromium resulted in softer (more plastic) structures and that yttrium additions slightly reduced the plasticity. Calcia-stabilized cubic zirconia was found to be more pla… more
Date: February 20, 1964
Creator: Douglass, D. L. (David Leslie), 1931-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Program for the Development of Plutonium Recycle for Use in Light Water Moderated Reactors Quarterly Progress Report: October 1 - December 31, 1963

Description: A research program is being conducted to obtain experimental data in the irradiation of plutonium-enriched fuel to confirm a theoretical model for predicting isotopic composition and reactivity changes in plutonium-enriched, light-water-moderated reactors. Quarterly progress: Forty-six fuel pellet faces have been auto-radiographed. These faces have been prepared from twenty-three pellets by making an exposure before and after the removal of an additional ten mils of fuel. A substantial number… more
Date: January 15, 1964
Creator: Robkin, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Specific Zirconium Alloy Design Program Quarterly Progress Report: Seventh Quarter, October - December, 1963

Description: Summary: All experimental work under the Corrosion Mechanism task has been completed. The remaining topical reports are being prepared by D. L. Douglass, now on assignment at Mol. Experimental work on the first round of 31 alloys and on the second round of 10 alloys has been completed. Steam exposures of at least 3000 hours were finished for all the alloys at all test temperatures, with exposures of some coupons to 6700 hours. Mathematical expression have been derived to describe all first r… more
Date: January 1964
Creator: Klepfer, H. H.; Jaech, John L.; Blood, R. E.; Perrine, H. E. & Urata, M. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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General Corrosion of Incoloy-800 in Simulated Superheat Reactor Environment

Description: The 300 series stainless steels had been selected originally as the reference fuel cladding material for utilization in several superheat reactor (SHR) systems being built as part of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (USAEC) program. The adequacy of the general corrosion resistance of Type-304 stainless steel for superheat fuel cladding was confirmed in the Phase I portion of the study reported previously. Fuel jacket failures that occurred in Type-304 stainless clad fuel elements exp… more
Date: March 1964
Creator: Pearl, W. L.; Brush, E. G.; Gaul, G. G. & Wozadlo, G. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Program for the Development of Plutonium Recycle for Use in Light Water Moderated Reactors Quarterly Progress Report: January 1 - March 31, 1964

Description: A research program is being conducted to obtain experimental data in the irradiation of plutonium-enriched fuel to confirm a theoretical model for predicting isotopic composition and reactivity changes in plutonium-enriched, light-water-moderated reactors. Quarterly progress: Work has begun in the Radioactive Materials Laboratory to sample the project fuel from the pins irradiated to 1800 and 5000 MWT/T. Some delay has been experienced due to preemption of the hot cells by priority work. Exa… more
Date: April 15, 1964
Creator: Robkin, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Pulsed Neutron Application to Power Reactor Start-Up Procedures. Seventh and Eighth Quarterly Progress Report, October 1, 1963-March 31, 1964

Description: Activities in a program to develop techniques in the use of pulsed neutron sources to measure shutdown parameters related to large thermal power reactors are reported. In the course of this program, a new theory was suggested and an experimental apparatus was designed and built. Experiments were carried out to test the new model. This present report contains additional data and information extracted from the experiments at PG&E Humboldt Bay Power Reactor at Eureka, California. During the las… more
Date: April 24, 1964
Creator: Garelis, Edward & Meyer, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Program for the Development of Plutonium Recycle for Use in Light Water Moderated Reactors Quarterly Progress Report: April 1 - June 30, 1964

Description: A research program is being conducted to obtain experimental data in the irradiation of plutonium-enriched fuel to confirm a theoretical model for predicting isotopic composition and reactivity changes in plutonium-enriched, light-water-moderated reactors. Quarterly progress: Project fuel fins irradiated to 1860, 3000, and 5300 MWD/T have been successfully sampled in the Radioactive Materials Laboratory. The samples have been dissolved and aliquots delivered to Chemistry for Mass Spectrometry … more
Date: July 15, 1964
Creator: Robkin, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Factors Limiting the Utilization of Zirconium Alloys in Superheated Steam

Description: Abstract: New experimental data and literature data are utilized to determine the upper temperature of usefulness of zirconium alloys. Three basic engineering assumptions are used; (1) service life requirements are on the order of four years; (2) tubular fuel cladding for rod-type fuel is considered with a maximum wall thickness of 1.27 cm; and (3) heat fluxes are above 157 watts/cm. The inter-relation of three basic factors, corrosion rate, corrosion embrittlement by hydrogen and oxygen, and… more
Date: November 20, 1963
Creator: Klepfer, H. H. & Douglass, D. L. (David Leslie), 1931-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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