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Project DRIBBLE, Petrographic Examination and Physical Tests of Cores, Tatum Salt Dome, Mississippi

Description: Report providing information about experiments performed on core samples taken from the Tatum Salt Dome in Mississippi with an appendix about similar core samples from Louisiana. "All samples were examined petrographically before being subjected to physical tests to develop information on texture, fabric, structure, and composition" (p. vii).
Date: January 1963
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development and Evaluation of Soil Bearing Capacity Foundations of Structures, Report 1: Field Vibratory Tests Data

Description: This report is the first in a series and provides the methods and data obtained from field tests to compare soil types to evaluate highly-compacted soils in foundations that are subjected to dynamic loads. "The specific purpose was to determine the effect of load contact area and static contact pressure on the elastic properties of foundations as determined by means of a small-scale vibratory tests" (p. vii).
Date: July 1963
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Proposal for the Mc2 Isochronous Cyclotron: A General Purpose High-Intensity 810-MeV Proton Accelerator

Description: Abstract: "The Oak Ridge National Laboratory proposes to build an isochronous eight-sector proton cyclotron to provide an extracted beam in excess of 100 A at 810 MeV. The primary proton beam and the secondary meson and neutron beams will be used to investigate nuclear structure, and the interactions between elementary particles. Biomedical and Space-oriented research programs are also planned. Shielded research areas and an extensive beam transport and analysis system are provided. Theoretical and experimental studies have shown that the Mc2 Cyclotron is a practical concept; high extraction efficiencies can be obtained, and the residual radiation problems are manageable. The project would require less than seven years to complete, and would cost about $43,000,000."
Date: November 1, 1963
Creator: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Project Scooter: Final Report, October 1963

Description: From abstract: This report includes results of studies of crater dimension, throwout material distribution, ground motion, dust cloud growth, and long-range air blast.
Date: October 1963
Creator: Perret, William R.; Chabai, Albert J.; Reed, Jack W. & Vortman, Luke J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Row Charge Spacing and Depth on Crater Dimensions

Description: From preface: The work described in this document is directed toward determining the optimum method of employing explosives to form a ditch, channel, or canal of certain desired dimensions.
Date: November 1963
Creator: Vortman, Luke J. & Schofield, L. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

NONLINEAR VIBRATION

Description: Nonlinear vibration is discussed and compared with linear vibration. Nonlinear vibration phenomena are described, and methods for testing a nonlinear system, collecting and analyzing the data, and interpreting the results are suggested. (D.L.C.)
Date: November 1, 1963
Creator: Otts, J.V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

INFLUENCE OF THE DOPPLER EFFECT ON THE MELTDOWN ACCIDENT

Description: The influence of the Doppler effect in the core disassembly process following a meltdown accident is examined with a Bethe-Tait type model in which the Doppler effect, as well as core disassembly, is considered in the reactor shutdown process. It is shown that a strong negative Doppler effect can radically reduce the explosive energy release in such an accident. (auth)
Date: November 18, 1963
Creator: Wolfe, B.; Friedman, N. & Riley, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

INVESTIGATION OF VAPOR VOLUME FRACTION AND SLIP VELOCITY UNDER THE EURATOM PROGRAM. Quarterly Progress Report, July 1-September 30, 1963

Description: A literature survey was performed in order to provide an adequate basis for selecting models for comparison with the data. A computer program was written that allows calculation of void profiles based on an exponential model. A variable exponent is input data for the program, which also computes an integrated average void fraction. After the test section installation was completed, shakedown tests were performed to assure that all equipment was operating properly. All water and all air reference traverses were run with the gamma attenuation equipment. The first twophase run was accomplished at a superficial liquid velocity of one foot per second. (auth)
Date: October 10, 1963
Creator: Bezella, W.A.; Healy, M.; Kangas, G.J. & Neusen, K.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS INVOLVING USAEC SHIPMENTS OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, 1962

Description: Fourteen incidents (described) occurred in the transportation of radioactive materials in 1962. None of the four incidents involving radiation release resulted in any serious consequences or costly cleanup. (D.C.W.)
Date: November 1, 1963
Creator: Patterson, D.E. & Mehn, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

PATHFINDER ATOMIC POWER PLANT. Technical Progress Report, April-June 1963

Description: Progress in the development of the Sioux Falls Power Reactor is reported. Information is presented on: reactor physics of first core high-enriched boiler fuel elements; design and performance testing of in-core ion chambers, calibration wire, and monitoring system; testing and inspection of core components; irradiation testing of reactor vessel material; instrumentation development; and startup testing program. (N.W.R.)
Date: September 30, 1963
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

SHAPED BURNABLE POISON DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM UNDER THE EURATOM PROGRAM. Quarterly Progress Report, July 1, 1963-September 30, 1963

Description: The number and size of Gd/sub 2/O/sub 3/ poison cylinders were computed for a large boiling water reactor with H/sub 2/O-toUO/sub 2/ ratio of 2.6, a U/ sup 235/ enrichment of 3.3 wt%, and Zr clad. The excess reactivity of the poisoned core was computed for the cold-clean, hot-clean non-voided, and hot full- power condition as a function of Mwd/t. For comparison, these calculations were repeated for B/sub 4/C as the burnable poison element for the same reactor. The use of Gd rather than B/sup 10/ as the burnable poison reduces the moderator and void defect and provides a better match to the poison demand curve. For reactors in the lifetime range of 10,000 Mwd/t, the use of Gd results in a smaller poison residual. However, for lifetimes of approximately 20,000 Mwd/t, B/sup 10/ and Gd are comparable. Methods were developed to account for the netron interaction among clusters of Gd/sub 2/O/sub 3/ poison cylinders. Gadolinia cylinders in Al/ sub 2/O/sub 3/ rods were formed and sintered to 3100 deg F. A reaction between Gd/ sub 2/O/sub 3/ and Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ begins at 2650 deg F. At 3000 deg F the reaction is complete with the integrity of the cylinders destroyed. The compound GdAlO/sub 3/ is formed. Gadolinia cylinders in UO/sub 2/ rods were formed and sintered to 3100 deg F. A reaction between Gd2O/sub 3/ and UO/sub 2/ begins at 2850 deg F. At 3100 deg F the reaction is complete with the Gd2O/sub 3/ diffused out of its original site and dispersed throughout the UO/sub 2/ matrix. Investigations were begun of the reaction between UO/sub 2/ and Gd2O/sub 3/ mixed with other oxides such as Al2O/sub 3/ in the form of the compound GdAlO/sub 3/. Twenty capsules were loaded with homogeneous mixtures of Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/, B2O/ ...
Date: October 10, 1963
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

QUARTERLY STATUS REPORT ON LAMPRE PROGRAM FOR PERIOD ENDING NOVEMBER 20, 1963

Description: The development and operation of the Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiments are described. The development and compatibility of iron-- plutonium and cerium-cobalt-- plutonium alloy fuels are evaluated. The fabrication and testing of the liquid sodiam loop are summarized. The phase studies of plutoniam alloys containing neodymium, scandium, yttrium, praseodymium, and cerium-- cobalt mixtures are reported. (N.W.R.)
Date: December 1, 1963
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

INVESTIGATION OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC POWER GENERATION. VOLUME I. SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING. Final Report

Description: A system analysis was performed to establish the design and performance characteristics of 250- and 1000-Mev MHD generators. The results are presented, and the necessary equations are derived. The results of environmental tests that investigated boundary and bulk conductivity, structural concepts, and combustion phenomena are included. The other five volumes of the report are summarized, together with the principal conclusions. (D.C.W.)
Date: May 1, 1963
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department