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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Specification for Cleaning Zircaloy Fuel Rod Components

Description: Abstract: "This specification covers the cleaning of Zir caloy-2 components of PWR fuel rods and such tools, gauges, or other devices as may be required in subsequent handling, welding and inspection per Fuel Rod Specification AP-292545, Section II-A-4 and Section II-B-3."
Date: March 6, 1956
Creator: Fischer, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plastic Deformation in Grooved Rolls

Description: This report covers a study of the deformation characteristics of uranium in grooved rolls. The study's purpose was to provide a basis for possible improvements in the uniformity of the rolled rod produced for the Hanford and Savannah River reactors.
Date: September 27, 1955
Creator: Saller, Henry A.; Keeler, John R. & Cuddy, Lee J.
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The Effects of Chemical Impurities on the Quality of Rolled Uranium Rod

Description: Abstract: "Thirty-four uranium ingots containing controlled amounts of carbon, nitrogen, and Mgl2 slag were cast, rolled, and examined to investigate the relation between these impurities and the quality of the rolled rod. Carbon in concentrations up to 1400 ppm and nitrogen up to 170 ppm, either singly or in combination, had no significant effect on the number of defects observed in the rolled rod. The quality of the rods, however decreased with increasing amount of slag necessary to cause observable differences in the rod could not be detected on analysis, but was visible in the microstructure."
Date: October 1, 1954
Creator: Saller, Henry A.; Keeler, J. R. & Cuddy, L. J.
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The Effects of Chemical Impurities on the Quality of Rolled Uranium Rod

Description: Abstract: "The effects of nitrogen, slag, and hydrogen additions on the surface quality of rolled uranium rod were studied. The addition of 400 ppm of nitrogen resulted in severe striations. Slag inclusions elongated during rolling and produced short open seams in the etched surface. The effects of 9 to 10 ppm of hydrogen were obscured by defects in the original costings. These defects were caused by oxide films entrapped in the ingot."
Date: 1956
Creator: Saller, Henry A.; Keeler, John R. & Cuddy, Lee J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Fabrication of Thorium Tubes

Description: Abstract: "Thorium tubes were cold drawn from extruded tube stock and also from drilled hot-rolled rod. Total reductions up to approximately 85 per cent were accomplished by conventional tube-drawing methods, without an intermediate anneal. The hard-drawn tubes had high tensile strength, but the ductility, as indicated by flaring and flattening tests, was low."
Date: January 16, 1953
Creator: Saller, Henry A. & Keeler, J. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experimental Fabrication of a Lightweight Control Rod

Description: Abstract: "The possibility of fabricating a lightweight control rod from one of several high cross-section materials was investigated. The major effort was directed toward the development of a titanium-clad rod containing a composite core of 25 weight per cent Gd2O3 in a matrix of titanium. Experimentation on both subscale and full-scale control-rod cores showed that the fabricating behavior of the two was not analogous. To roll the full-scale core successfully, it was necessary to lower the oxide content to 17 weight per cent. Subscale investigations were also carried out on titanium-cadmium, titanium-lanthanum, and titanium-gadolinium alloys."
Date: July 1, 1952
Creator: Saller, Henry A.; Stacy, J. T. & Keller, D. L.
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The Rolling of Thorium Rod

Description: Report discussing the rolling of thorium rods. Abstract: "Thorium rods, 1-7/16 inch in diameter, were rolled from Ames castings. The billets were roughed down in diamond-grooved rolls and finished in hand-rounding rolls. Remelted chips as well as primary-metal castings were rolled, and both yielded satisfactory rods. The surface quality of the rods was generally excellent, and the machined slugs were free of seams."
Date: December 19, 1951
Creator: Saller, Henry A.; Keeler, J. R. & Donley, R. J.
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New Beta Heat-Treating Salt Baths for Reducing Hydrogen Pickup by Uranium Rods

Description: The following report summarizes the results of the laboratory-scale work and pilot-plant scale work of a salt-batch composition that reduces the hydrogen pickup by uranium rods during the beta heat treatment, and the study of the influence of humidity over the salt bath on hydrogen pickup.
Date: June 18, 1957
Creator: Lortscher, L. L.; Sense, Karl A. & Filbert, Robert B.
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Small Source Model of a Thermal Pile

Description: Report discussing the use of a small-source approximation for engineering calculation of thermal piles. Explanation for how this type of approximation is more appropriate in certain problematic situations where a homogenization approximation would be doubtful is given.
Date: April 30, 1952
Creator: Horning, W. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reactor Physics of Teapot - Part 3

Description: Introduction: This is the third of a series of memoranda concerning the statics of the teapot, a small-scale boiling reactor experiment, and covers power coefficients of reactivity, energy coefficients of fluid density, the poisoning effects of fission products, and production of gases. The numbering of the equations, figures, and tables thus follows that of CF 52-6-118.
Date: July 16, 1952
Creator: Kasten, Paul R.
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Solid-Phase-Reaction Studies of Control-Rod Materials

Description: Report discussing experiments on the interaction of neutron-absorber materials and metal matrix materials used in the fabrication of control rods, such as "boron, cadmium, and some of the rare-earth elements such as gadolinium and europium...In order to evaluate the reactions that might occur during fabrication and use, experiments were carried out in which combinations of the various control materials were heated in intimate contact with the several matrices at elevated temperatures."
Date: March 9, 1956
Creator: Gerds, Arnold F. & Mallett, Manley William
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Background and Derivation of ANS-5.4 Standard Fission Product Release Model

Description: This background report describes the technical basis for the newly proposed American Nuclear Society (ANS) 5.4 standard, Methods for Calculating the Fractional Release of Volatile Fission Products from Oxide Fuels. The proposed ANS 5.4 standard provides a methodology for determining the radioactive fission product releases from the fuel for use in assessing radiological consequences of postulated accidents that do not involve abrupt power transients. When coupled with isotopic yields, this method establishes the 'gap activity,' which is the inventory of volatile fission products that are released from the fuel rod if the cladding are breached.
Date: January 29, 2010
Creator: Beyer, Carl E. & Turnbull, Andrew J.
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