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Status Report on the Argonne Advanced Research Reactor

Description: The interim design and development status is reported. The scope of the work was limited to conceptual design studies supported by critical experiments plus heat transfer and hydraulic tests. Design criteria, facility and site, reactor, core geometry and composition, fuel elements, reflector, core and reflector support structure, reactor vessel, control and instruments, primary coolant systems, secondary coolant system, auxiliary systems, experimental facilities, building layout and constructio… more
Date: November 1, 1961
Creator: Lennox, D. H.; Barts, E. W.; Batch, R. V.; Beyer, F. C.; Jorgensen, G. L.; Kelber, C. N. et al.
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GAS-COOLED REACTOR PROGRAM QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT FOR PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1961

Description: Progress is reported on investigations in support of the Experimental Gas-Cooled Reactor, the Pebble-Bed Reactor Experiment, Advanced reactor design and development, test facilities, components, and materials. Topics covered include EGCR physics, EGCR performance analyses, structural investigations, EGCR component and materials development and testing, EGCR experimental facilities, PBRE physics and design studies, fueled-graphite investigations, clad fuel development, design studies of advanced… more
Date: February 1, 1962
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Startup and Initial Testing of SM-1 Core II With Special Components

Description: The loading operation for SM-1 Core II is described. Results of startup physics measurements (Test A-300 (Series) and fission product iodine monitoring in the primary coolant are given. The SM-1 Core II initial loading progressed satisfactorily, fulfilling the predictions of the zero power experiment performed at the Alco Criticality Facility. The initial cold clean five rod bank position was 6.53 in.; the initial hot, no xenon, five rod bank position was 9.62 in.; the initial hot, equilibrium … more
Date: February 28, 1962
Creator: Moote, F. G. & Schrader, E. W.
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Supporting Analysis for Thermal Suitability of Fuel Elements for SM-1A Core I Loading

Description: A recommended SM-1A Core I loading chart was derived from available, metallurgically acceptable elements at the SM-1A and SM-1 sites. The derivation was based on local thermal and hydraulic considerations of minimum elementto- element coolant channel clearances. These clearances were determined from field inspection measurements of outer fuel plate spacing, as modified by analytical calculations of plate ripple growth during exposure to reactor operating thermal stresses. (auth)
Date: January 10, 1962
Creator: Brondel, J. O.
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Neutron environment in d + Li facilities

Description: A microscopic d + Li neutron yield model has been developed based upon classical models and experimental data. Using equations suggested by the Serber and evaporation models, a generalized least squares adjustment procedure generated angular yields for E/sub d/ to 40 MeV using the available experimental data. The HEDL-UCD experiment at E/sub d/ = 35 was used to adjust parameters describing the neutron spectra. The model is used to predict yields, spectra, and damage responses in the FMIT Test C… more
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Mann, F. M.; Schmittroth, F. & Carter, L. L.
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Radiation dosimetry through spectral definition

Description: We have developed a fieldable instrumentation system for determining from measured flux spectra, both the neutron and gamma ray dose rate distributions associated with radioactive sources. This system includes the sensors, the computer-based data acquisition and analysis hardware, and the requisite software for unfolding the sensor response functions to obtain the flux spectra, and for folding the resultant flux spectra with appropriate flux spectrum-to-dose conversion factors. We use bismuth g… more
Date: January 1, 1985
Creator: Dowdy, E. J.; Moss, C. E.; Robba, A. A.; Evans, A. E.; Lucas, M. C.; Shunk, E. R. et al.
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KINETIC EXPERIMENTS ON WATER BOILERS-"A" CORE REPORT-PART II. ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

Description: The status of the analytic portion of the KEWB program at the time of completion of the spherical core experiments is summarized. Three computer programs were developed for use in this analytic effort. The first reassembles and smooths three decades of reactor power data read separately from oscillogram records of reactor excursions. It then computes the logarithmic derivative of the power, energy release, fuel solution temperature, and temperature compensated reactivity. The second program uti… more
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Dunenfeld, M. comp.
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CRITICAL EXPERIMENTS FOR THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF THE ARGONNE HIGH FLUX REACTOR

Description: Critical experiments were performed with two assemblies simulating a cold clean, and an end-of-cycle,- Argonne High Flux Reactor, core. Data were obtained for flux distributions; cadmium ratios; temperature and void coefficients; and control rod, beam hole, and reflector worths. The data obtained furnished confirmation of theoretical predictions. The peak 2200-m/sec flux per unit power was measured as 3 x 10/sup 7/ n/(cm/sup 2/)(sec)(watt) for both cores. The two cores had internal H/sub 2/O th… more
Date: June 1, 1961
Creator: de Villiers, J.W.L. ed.
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The Advanced Neutron Source

Description: The Advanced Neutron Source (ANS) is a new user experimental facility planned to be operational at Oak Ridge in the late 1990's. The centerpiece of the ANS will be a steady-state research reactor of unprecedented thermal neutron flux ({phi}{sub th} {approx} 9{center dot}10{sup 19} m{sup -2}{center dot}s{sup -1}) accompanied by extensive and comprehensive equipment and facilities for neutron-based research. 5 refs., 5 figs.
Date: January 1, 1989
Creator: Hayter, J. B.
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CORE A CRITICAL STUDIES FOR THE ENRICO FERMI ATOMIC POWER PLANT ON ZPR-III

Description: A critical studies program for the Enrico Fermi Atomic Power Plant was run with the ZPR-III fast critical facility. The objectives of this program included determination of the U enrichment required for criticality, the effect of minor variations in core and blanket composition, reactivity coefficients, control and safety rod characteristics, power distribution, spectral indices, and the reactivity worth and wave shape of the oscillator rod. The experimental program was separated into two phase… more
Date: October 1, 1962
Creator: Branyan, C.E.
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PHYSICS ANALYSIS OF THE JUGGERNAUT REACTOR

Description: The JUGGERNAUT is an intermediate-power research reactor designed and constructed as a supporting facility for chemistry and physics research. The design of this reactor is similar to that of the ARGONAUT, and those methods of evaluating the nuclear characteristics of the ARGONAUT which gave good agreement with experimental data were considered applicable to the analysis of the JUGGERNAUT. The analyses for both the JUGGERNAUT and the ARGONAUT were based on a modified two-group theory. The criti… more
Date: July 1, 1962
Creator: Moon, D.P.
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2D PERT. A TWO-DIMENSIONAL PERTURBATION CODE

Description: Given multigroup fluxes and adjoint fluxes of any cylindrical R-Z configuration, 2D PERT may compute: the prompt-neutron lifetime; the relative worth of various delayed neutrons; the integrals of capture, fission, etc., of given materials over any given region; local perturbations, i.e., danger coefflcients; and integrated perturbations, i.e., reactivity effect of uniform variation in the cross sections affecting a whole region. 2D PERT is programmed for a 32K IBM-704 using 3 tape units. The co… more
Date: May 1, 1962
Creator: Chaumont, J. M. & Koerner, J. A.
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EQUIPOISE-3: A TWO DIMENSIONAL, TWO-GROUP, NEUTRON DIFFUSION CODE FOR THE IBM-7090 COMPUTER

Description: EQUIPOISE-3 is an IBM-7090 FORTRAN programmed code for the solution of two-group, two-dimensional, neutron diffusion equations. A maximum of 2l00 mesh points may be used, and the code will solve problems in either rectangular or cylindrical geometry. Logarithmic derivative boundary conditions are allowed, and removal of neutrons from both groups is permitted. Adjoint fluxes with the associated fluxadjoint flux regional integrals may be calculated automatically if desired. A constant buckling, g… more
Date: February 21, 1962
Creator: Fowler, T.B. & Tobias, M.L.
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Evaluation of Wire Scanner for SM-1

Description: Preliminary design concepts are presented for a wire scanner for experimentally evaluating spatial variations of neutron flux in the SM-l reactor core. Results of a literature search and determination of optimum criteria for flux mapping the core in minimum time dictated requirements for design concepts and specifications. The utility of both manually instrumented and automatically instrumented wire scanners was analyzed with respect to rapidity of measurement, selectivity of detector location,… more
Date: November 22, 1961
Creator: Kemp, S. N.
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OXIDATION OF GRAPHITE UNDER HIGH TEMPERATURE REACTOR CONDITIONS

Description: A kinetic study was conducted to provide information on oxidation of reactor graphites in the temperature range of 450 to 675 deg C and on the effects of reactor environment on oxidation rates. Among the parameters studied were chemical reactivity of the graphite, prior oxidation, a high intensity gamma flux during oxidation, variation of the surface-to-volume ratio of the graphite specimens, neutron bombardment prior to oxidation exposure, and gas flow rates. Rate equations showed apparent act… more
Date: July 1, 1961
Creator: Dahl, R.E.
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Critical Studies of a Fast Reactor Core Containing Depleted Uranium and Sodium as Diluents. (ZPR-III Assembly 36)

Description: Critical studies were performed with a metallic, fast reactor core designed to snvestigate the effects of replacing highly absorbing U/sup 238/ diluent with high-scattering, lowabsorbing sodium diluent. The fuel was 15.7 wt% enriched U/sup 235/ and the core contained 18.2 vol% sodium and 12.68 vol% stainless steel. The experimental program was designed to measure the effect of the material replacement on spectral indices, which consisted of the standard fission ratios, foil irradiations, and a … more
Date: January 1962
Creator: Gasidlo, J. M.; Long, J. K. & McVean, R. L.
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REACTIVITY CALIBRATIONS AND FISSION-RATE DISTRIBUTIONS IN AN UNMODERATED, UNREFLECTED URANIUM-MOLYBDENUM ALLOY RESEARCH PROGRAM

Description: Completion of zero-power critical experiments with the ORNL Health Physics Research Reactor is reported. A description is given concerning these experiments which were used to determine the critical size, fission-rate distributions, reactivity calibrations of its movable parts, the temperature coefficient of reactivity, and the reactivity effects of the presence of neutron- reflecting materials adjacent to the reactor. (J.R.D.)
Date: May 10, 1962
Creator: Mihalczo, J.T.
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