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Electrical Testing of the Full-Scale model of the NSTX HHFW Antenna Array

Description: The 30 MHz high harmonic fast wave (HHFW) antenna array for NSTX consists of 12 current straps, evenly spaced in the toroidal direction. Each pair of straps is connected as a half-wave resonant loop and will be driven by one transmitter, allowing rapid phase shift between transmitters. A decoupling network using shunt stub tuners has been designed to compensate for the mutual inductive coupling between adjacent current straps, effectively isolating the six transmitters from one another. One half of the array, consisting of six full-scale current strap modules, three shunt stub decouplers, and powered by three phase-adjustable rf amplifiers had been built for electrical testing at ORNL. Low power testing includes electrical characterization of the straps, operation and performance of the decoupler system, and mapping of the rf fields in three dimensions.
Date: April 12, 1999
Creator: Fadnek, A.; Ryan, P.M.; Sparks, D.O.; Swain, D.W. & Wilgen, J.B.
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Hydraulic and Heat Transfer Transients During Power Ramp - Mark VII-AL Tests at Columbia University

Description: Transient tests were run at Columbia University on a Mark VII-AL mockup to reproduce the hydraulics and heat transfer in a single fuel assembly during a power ramp resulting from the accidental withdrawal of control rods from a reactor. This document presents results of those tests.
Date: January 6, 2003
Creator: Durant, W.S.
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SNS RING STUDY AT THE AGS BOOSTER.

Description: During the g-2 run at the BNL AGS in early 2000, a 200 MeV storage-ring-like magnetic cycle has been set-up and tuned at the Booster in preparing for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) accumulator ring study. In this article, we report the progress of the machine set-up, tuning, some preliminary studies, and the future plan.
Date: June 30, 2000
Creator: ZHANG, S.Y.; AHRENS, L.; BEEBE-WANG, J.; BLASKIEWICZ, M.; FEDOTOV, A.; GARDNER, C. et al.
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Anthropometry for WorldSID, a World-Harmonized Midsize Male Side Impact Crash Dummy

Description: The WorldSID project is a global effort to design a new generation side impact crash test dummy under the direction of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The first WorldSID crash dummy will represent a world-harmonized mid-size adult male. This paper discusses the research and rationale undertaken to define the anthropometry of a world standard midsize male in the typical automotive seated posture. Various anthropometry databases are compared region by region and in terms of the key dimensions needed for crash dummy design. The Anthropometry for Motor Vehicle Occupants (AMVO) dataset, as established by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), is selected as the basis for the WorldSID mid-size male, updated to include revisions to the pelvis bone location. The proposed mass of the dummy is 77.3kg with full arms. The rationale for the selected mass is discussed. The joint location and surface landmark database is appended to this paper.
Date: June 19, 2000
Creator: Moss, S.; Wang, Z.; Salloum, M.; Reed, M.; Ratingen, M. Van; Cesari, D. et al.
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Air Bag Parameter Study with Out-Of-Position Small Female Test Devices

Description: The development of the Advanced Restraint System has lead to an innovative way in which we evaluate the systems effect on the occupant. This paper presents some initial investigation into the driver airbag system that consists of an inflator, cushion fold, tear seam pattern, and offset of the airbag cover to steering wheel rim plane. An initial DOE is reviewed to establish significant parameters and to identify equations for further investigation.
Date: June 19, 2000
Creator: Short, Chris & Kozak, Steve
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Equipment design guidelines for remote hot cell operations.

Description: Hot cells provide a unique and challenging environment for designing remotely operated equipment. A typical hot cell is an isolated room used to protect operators from highly contaminated and radioactive equipment. Hot cells usually have thick reinforced concrete walk and leaded glass windows. Operations within the hot cell are accomplished using master-slave manipulators and overhead crane or electro-mechanical manipulator systems. The inability to perform hands-on operation and maintenance in hot cells requires special design considerations. Some of these design considerations include operational interfaces, radiation, accessibility, replaceability/interchangeability, decontamination, atmospheric conditions, functionality, operator fatigue, and ease of use. This paper will discuss guidelines for designing hot cell remotely operated equipment that has been used successfully at Argonne National Laboratory. General topics in this paper will include master-slave manipulator types and limitations, overhead handling systems, viewing limitations, types and sizes of typical fasteners, hot cell compatible materials, mockup testing, guide features for mating parts, modularity, labeling, electrical fasteners, and lifting fixtures.
Date: July 10, 1998
Creator: Wahlquist, D. R.
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Probability of Potential Multi-Canister Overpack Loading System Drop of Proof Load in the K West Basin South Loadout Pit

Description: This document presents the results of a probabilistic analysis of the potential for load drop during the load test of the K West Basin South Loadout Pit Gantry. The calculations are in support of the cask loading system (CLS) subproject load test of the gantry. The purpose of this calculation note is to document the probabilistic calculation of the per lift potential for drop of a test load by the Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) Loading System (MLS) during load testing at the K West Basin south loadout pit. The MLS subproject needs to load test the MLS in the K West Basin south loadout pit. To perform this test, a basket mockup weighing approximately 4,500 lb (125% of a fully loaded MCO basket accounting for water displacement) needs to be used for one or more load tests. The test load will comprise a standard basket lifting attachment with several ring-shaped steel segments to provide the required weight. The test load will exceed the K Basin Safety Analysis Report (WHC-SD-WM-SAR-062) (SAR) allowances for load drop in the K West Basin south loadout pit. This probabilistic calculation will be used as part of the basis for seeking U.S. Department of Energy approval to use an MLS test weight that exceeds SAR allowances.
Date: January 20, 2000
Creator: SHULTZ, M.V.
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PATHFINDER ATOMIC POWER PLANT STEAM SEPARATOR DEVELOPMENT

Description: Development of a steam separator the Pathfinder Reactor is reported. A full-scale separator model was developed through the combination of scale-model testing and the application of principles associated with the existing theory of centrifugal separation. This model was put through full-scale air-water tests which led to modifications and a final design which meets Pathfinder requirements. Design data are included for the reactor and the steam separator. (J.R.D.)
Date: June 15, 1962
Creator: Kutsch, G.C.; Swanson, D.H. & Yant, H.W.
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CRITICAL STUDIES OF A 450-LITER URANIUM OXIDE FAST REACTOR CORE (ZPR-III ASSEMBLY 29)

Description: Results of studies with ZPR-IH Assembly 29, a mockup of a typical, dilute UO/sub 2-/-fueled fast reactor, are reported. The assembly consisted of a 454-liter cylindrical core, blanketed with depleted uranium, with a critical mass of 42l kg U/sup 235/. Experimnents included measurements of fission rates, material reactivity worths, and Rossi alpha. The results of multigroup calculations using the present Argonne cross-section sets are presented, and discrepancies between experimental results and calculations are discussed. (auth)
Date: November 1, 1960
Creator: Hess, A.L.; Gemmell, W.; Long, J.K. & McVean, R.L.
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INVESTIGATION OF MECHANICAL METHODS OF SCALE REMOVAL FROM HRT HEAT EXCHANGERS

Description: Tests were conducted to determine methods of removing scale deposits from the HRT heat exchangers. A mockup of the heat exchanger header was cleared of a deposit of iron rust by reverse flushing at a flow rate below 75 gpm. A tube bundle consisting of 109 1/4 in OD X 0.049 in. wall tubes was plugged with rust. Approximately 80% of these tubes were unplugged by using a 70 psi water pressure differential in combination with vibration from a pneumatic rivet gun. No mechanical method was employed in the tests which could clear the remaining tubes. (auth)
Date: July 21, 1959
Creator: Gabbard, C.H.; Eissenberg, D.M.; Moyers, J.C. & Namba, I.K.
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A FLOW VISUALIZATION LOOP FOR FLOW PATTERN STUDIES IN REACTOR MODELS

Description: The installation of a milling yellow flow visualization loop has been completed. Milling yellow is an organic dye which when dissolved in water exhibits flow double refracting properties that permit visual observations of flow patterns. The equipment is to be used in qualitative studies of flow patterns in various models of reactor vessels and components. (auth)
Date: August 1, 1958
Creator: Mixon, W.R. & MacColl, H.A.
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HEATING AND COOLING TESTS ON THE ORR HN-1 IN-PILE LOOP MOCKUP

Description: OTS. Heating and cooling tests were made on the ORR HN-1 in-pile loop mockup 0-l-20 to test the operation of the loop when subjected to reactor scrams or setbacks. The loop was fitted with additional heaters to simulate reactor heat. Reactor transients were simulated by manually changing the power at a predetermined rate. It was found that thc loop control system was adequate and that loop temperatures could be maintained within a total change of 5 deg C. (auth)
Date: October 20, 1958
Creator: Shor, A.J.
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