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Thirty-five years at Pajarito Canyon Site

Description: A history of the research activities performed at the Pajarito Canyon Site from 1946 to 1981 is presented. Critical assemblies described include: the Topsy assembly; Lady Godiva; Godiva 2; Jezebel; Flattop; the Honeycomb assembly for Rover studies; Kiwi-TNT; PARKA reactor; Big Ten; and Plasma Cavity Assembly.
Date: May 1, 1981
Creator: Paxton, H.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recent BeO-reflector-controlled reactor experiments in ZPPR

Description: Integral reactor physics measurements were performed on a BeO-reflected fast reactor assembly in the ZPPR facility during January and February of 1985. The measurements emphasized power distributions and reflector control worths in two different critical states. The measurements have been analyzed using three-dimensional deterministic and Monte Carlo methods and the ENDF/B-V.2 nuclear data library. Together the measurements and analyses form a modern, reliable, benchmark data set for testing calculational methods that will be used in predicting some of the design parameters for future space reactors.
Date: January 1, 1986
Creator: McFarlane, H.F.; Brumbach, S.B.; Carpenter, S.G.; Collins, P.J. & McKnight, R.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of SP-100 critical experiments

Description: In support of the SP-100 space nuclear power source program, preliminary critical benchmark experiments were performed at the ZPPR facility at ANL-W. These configurations are representative of small, fast-spectrum, BeO-reflected, liquid metal-cooled space reactor designs at a 300-kWe power level. Analyses were performed using MCNP (Monte Carlo) and TWODANT (discrete ordinates) transport codes to calculate system criticality, control worth, and power distribution. Both methods calculated eigenvalues within 0.5% of the experimental results. Internal-poison-rod worth was underpredicted and radial reflector worth was overpredicted by both codes by up to 20%. MCNP-calculated control drum worths were underestimated by approximately 8%. Good agreement with experimental values was observed for /sup 235/U fission and for /sup 238/U fission and capture rates with the best agreement occurring in the fuel region and slightly poorer predictions apparent near BeO moderator. 7 refs., 12 figs.
Date: January 1, 1988
Creator: Sapir, J. L.; Brandon, D. I.; Collins, P. J.; Cowan, C. L.; Porter, C. A. & Andre, S. V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department