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Compilation of cores and cuttings from U. S. Government-sponsored geothermal wells

Description: This compendium lists the repositories holding geothermal core and well cuttings from US government-sponsored geothermal wells. Also, a partial listing of cores and cutting from these wells is tabulated, along with referenced reports and location maps. These samples are available to the public for research investigations and studies, usually following submission of an appropriate request for use of the samples. The purpose of this compilation is to serve as a possible source of cores and cuttin… more
Date: July 1, 1980
Creator: Mathews, M.; Gambill, D.T. & Rowley, J.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Heat Flux on the Corrosion of Aluminum by Water. Part Iii. Final Report on Tests Relative to the High-Flux Isotope Reactor

Description: The effect of very high heat fluxes on the corrosion of 1100 and 6061 aluminum alloys by water was investigated. The test conditions generally simulated those expected to exist during operation of the High-Flux lsotope Reactor. At heat fluxes between 1 and 2 x l0/sup 6/ Btu/hr-ft/sup 2/ and with coolant temperatures and velocities in the ranges of 13l to 250 deg F and 3l to 51 fps, respectively, a layer of boehmite ( alpha Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/- H/sub 2/0), which has low thermal conductivity, forme… more
Date: December 20, 1961
Creator: Griess, J. C.; Savage, H. C.; Rainwater, J. G.; Mauney, T. H. & English, J. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Waste Treatment and Disposal Progress Report for June and July 1961

Description: 7 7 6 4 : 9 8 9 6 5 : 9 aluminum nitrate waste was calcined in the close-coupled continuous evaporator-pot calciner unit. Waste oxides from TBP-25 waste were incorporated into glassy materials after the addition of phosphate and borate fluxing agents. Melts formed at 850 to 950 deg C were glassy solids when cooled and had densities from 2.41 to 2.47 g/ml. Waste volurne reduction factors were from 7.6 to 9.3. Low-Level Waste Treatment. A demonstration run was completed in the 60 liters/hr scaven… more
Date: October 24, 1961
Creator: Blanco, R. E. & Struxness, E. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Transient Temperature Distributions in a Thermally Orthotropic Plate With Non-Uniform Surface Heating

Description: ent temperature variation in a thermally orthotropic plate which is subjected to an arbitrary heating rate distribution along one face with all other surfaces being insulated. Dimensionless temperature histories and distributions determined from this solution are presented for the special, but representative, case of a linearly varying heating rate distribution on plates with varying degrees of thermal orthotropy. These results establish quantitatively the value of a material with high planar a… more
Date: June 1, 1961
Creator: Hornbaker, David Ross
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Feasibility Studies of in-Situ Coal Gasification in the Warrior Coal Field. Quarterly Report

Description: Studies in support of in-situ gasification involved experiments in bench-scale combustors where three parameters were varied independently: initial fuel bed temperature, applied air flow and water vapor influx rate. Methods for measuring the thermal conductivity of solids at high temperatures were evaluated and measurements of the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity were made over a temperature range for several samples of coke. (LTN)
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Douglas, George W. & McKinley, Marvin D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radially resolved measurements of ''q'' on the ATC tokamak

Description: This paper describes a new technique for directly measuring the safety factor, or q, profile in a tokamak. A tightly collimated neutral beam capable of injecting approximately 100 mA of 30 keV deuterium atoms was mounted on the ATC tokamak. By proper tangential aiming of the beam a strong concentration of circulating fast ions was created at a chosen plasma minor radius. By examining the orbits of these ions with a multi-sight-line charge exchange detector, it was possible to measure the shifts… more
Date: April 1, 1978
Creator: Goldston, R.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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THE RELEASE OF Kr$sup 85$ FROM UO$sub 2$ IN ORR CAPSULES

Description: In an attempt to determine the validity of the method of predicting the release of fission gases from U0/sub 2/ suggested recently by Cottrell et al., a series of calculations were made of the expected release of Kr/sup 85/ from prototype Experimental Gas-Cooled Reactor (EGCR) fuel capsule irradiated in the Oak Ridge Research Reactor (ORR). The computed values were then compared with measured values of the per cent Kr/sup 85/ released. In the calculations, the thermal conductivity of the U0/sub… more
Date: October 1, 1961
Creator: Scott, J.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thermal and electrical conductivities of high purity tantalum

Description: The electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity of three high purity tantalum samples have been measured as functions of temperature over a temperature range of 5K to 65K. Sample purities ranged up to a resistivity ratio of 1714. The highest purity sample had a residual resistivity of .76 x 10/sup -10/OMEGA-m. The intrinsic resistivity varied as T/sup 3/./sup 9/ from 10K to 31K. The thermal conductivity of the purest sample had a maximum of 840 W/mK at 9.8K. The intrinsic thermal resistivit… more
Date: January 1, 1978
Creator: Archer, S. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Tar sand extraction by steam stimulation and steam drive: measurement of physical properties

Description: The measurement of the following thermophysical properties of Utah tar sands is in progress: thermal conductivity, specific heat relative permeability, and viscosity (of the recovered bitumen). During the report period (October 1, 1978 to November 1, 1979), experimental procedures have been developed and a basic data set has been measured. Additionally, standard core analysis has been performed for four drill sites in the Asphalt Ridge, Utah area.
Date: September 10, 1980
Creator: Linberg, W.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of Celotex trademark charring depths in the DT-18 shipping container

Description: Celotex {trademark}, the insulating material used between the outer and inner containers of the DT-18 shipping package, undergoes decomposition, combustion, or both when heated to temperatures exceeding 150{degrees}C. Several DT-18 packages that had previously undergone hypothetical thermal accident testing were opened and Celotex {trademark} charring depths ranging from {1/2} to 1 {1/2} in. were recorded. The majority of char depth data taken was between 3/4 and 1 {1/4} in. One-dimensional HEA… more
Date: March 1, 1992
Creator: Anderson, J.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Some Scoping Experiments for a Space Reactor

Description: Some scoping experiments were performed to evaluate fuel performance in a lithium heat pipe reactor operating at a nominal 1500K heat pipe temperature. Fuel-coolant and fuel-coolant-clad relationships showed that once a failed heat pipe occurs temperatures can rise high enough so that large concentrations of uranium can be transported by the vapor phase. Upon condensation this uranium would be capable of penetrating heat pipes adjacent to the failed pipe. The potential for propagation of failur… more
Date: July 7, 1983
Creator: Alexander, C. A. & Ogden, J. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cryogenic recovery analysis of forced flow supercritical helium cooled superconductors

Description: A coupled heat conduction and fluid flow method of solution was presented for cryogenic stability analysis of cabled composite superconductors of large scale magnetic coils. The coils are cooled by forced flow supercritical helium in parallel flow channels. The coolant flow reduction in one of the channels during the spontaneous recovery transient, after the conductor undergoes a transition from superconducting to resistive, necessitates a parallel channel analysis. A way to simulate the parall… more
Date: August 1, 1977
Creator: Lee, A. Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Recent results on the FRC transport

Description: Some recent transport studies of field-reversed configurations (FRC) during their equilibrium phase are presented. The FRC confinement times of interest tau/sub N/, tau/sub E/, and tau/ sub phi/ are for particles, energy, and trapped-flux, respectively. An analytical expression for tau/sub N/ based on Lower-Hybrid-Drift (LHD) resistivity is presented. Some progress in assessing the respective contributions of radiation and thermal conduction to tau/sub E/ is given. Finally, the relation tau/sub… more
Date: January 1, 1984
Creator: Tuszewski, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of irradiation-induced defects on fusion reactor ceramics

Description: Structural, thermal, and electrical properties critical to performance of ceramics in a fusion environment can be profoundly altered by irradiation effects. Neutron damage may cause swelling, reduction of thermal conductivity, increase in dielectric loss, and either reduction or enhancement of strength depending on the crystal structure and defect content of the material. Absorption of ionizing energy inevitably leads to degradation of insulating properties, but these changes can be reduced by … more
Date: January 1, 1986
Creator: Clinard, F.W. Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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RODCON: a finite difference heat conduction computer code in cylindrical coordinates

Description: RODCON, a finite difference computer code, was developed to calculate the internal temperature distribution of the fuel rod simulator (FRS) for the Core Flow Test Loop (CFTL). RODCON solves the implicit, time-dependent forward-differencing heat transfer equation in 2-dimensional (Rtheta) cylindrical coordinates at an axial plane with user specified radial material zones and surface conditions at the FRS periphery. Symmetry of the boundary conditions of coolant bulk temperatures and film coeffic… more
Date: September 16, 1980
Creator: Conklin, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Simple measurement of line density

Description: Energy line density, E/sub l/ = ..integral..(F/2)nk(T/sub e/ + T/sub i/)dA, has proved to be one of the easiest (and most critical) measurements made on the Scylla IV-P, 5-m linear theta pinch. A quantitative evaluation of end-stoppering techniques is made available by extracting the line energy containment time, tau/sub E/sub l//, from the time history of E/sub l/. To model E/sub l/(t) properly and, hence, determine the details of energy loss mechanisms (streaming and thermal conduction) requi… more
Date: February 1, 1978
Creator: Armstrong, W.T. & Siemon, R.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Simulation of the EGCR Steam Generator

Description: An analog model of the EGCR steam generator was developed and operated on the ORNL analog computer as part of a program to simulate the operation and control of the EGCR reactor plant. Equilibrium operation and the transient response of the steam generator unit to system perturbations were studied. A simultaneous solution of the basic heat transfer equations representing the performance of the unit was obtained. The model was operated initially at steady- state conditions, and then perturbation… more
Date: October 1, 1961
Creator: Yarosh, M.M. & Ball, S.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Shallow hydrothermal regime of the East Brawley and Glamis known geothermal resource areas, Salton Trough, California

Description: Thermal gradients and thermal conductivities were obtained in real time using an in situ heat-flow technique in 15 shallow (90 to 150 m) wells drilled between Brawley and Glamis in the Imperial Valley, Southern California. The in situ measurements were supplemented by follow-up conventional temperature logs in seven of the wells and by laboratory measurements of thermal conductivity on drill cuttings. The deltaic sedimentary material comprising the upper approx. 100 m of the Salton Trough gener… more
Date: January 1, 1981
Creator: Mase, C. W.; Sass, J. H.; Brook, C. A. & Munroe, R. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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