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Groundwater in Alluvium of the Lower Mississippi Valley (Upper and Central Areas): Volume 1

Description: Summary: "This report provides data on the alluvial aquifer of the Lower Mississippi Valley in the area between Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Port Gibson, Mississippi. Maps are presented of the Tertiary surface on which the alluvial aquifer rests as well as the geology of this surface and the areas where hydrologic recharge to the alluvial aquifer may occur. A set of piezometric-surface maps, together with hydrographs of observation wells, river stages, precipitation rates, and data on the hydrologic properties of the alluvium, makes it possible to calculate changes which take place in the aquifer. Further data are presented on the chemical quality of groundwater. The relevance of these data to engineering problems is discussed" (p. ix).
Date: September 1964
Creator: Krinitzsky, E. L. & Wire, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Operating Forces on Miter-Type Lock Gates

Description: This report presents the results of a series of investigations to address possible lock operation problems. "Tests to determine operation forces on miter-type lock gates were conducted in a 5.5-ft-wide, 66.5-ft-long, 4.25-ft-deep flume equipped with a single set of miter gate leaves located approximately inthe center of the flume. Three linkages, with differenet kinematics of the operating machinery, were studied: modified Ohio River, Panama, and Ohio River. For each linkage, tests were conducted at gate submergences of 1 to 4 ft and at operating times of 10.1 to 40.2 sec. The effects of chamber length, bottom clearance of gates, presence of barges in the lock chamger, and nonsynchronous operation of the gate leaves also were investigated" (p. vii).
Date: June 1964
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Construction of a Sea-Level, Transisthmian Canal Using Nuclear Explosives

Description: Partial abstract: "This report is based: (1) on information developed in earlier high explosive experiments which determined the optimum spacing and burial depth of charges in a row to produce a channel uniformly wide and deep, and (2) on the Sedan and Danny Boy experiments, which provided data on dimensions of nuclear craters in both soil and basalt rock. This information has been combined with the 1947 route surveys of the Panama Canal company, and estimates have been made not only of the number and yield of nuclear explosives required to excavate a Transisthmian canal with nuclear explosives, but also of the cost of the explosives and the cost of their replacement."
Date: February 1964
Creator: Vortman, Luke J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

LIQUID METAL-HEATED SPACE RADIATOR-MOUNTED THERMIONIC GENERATOR. Quarterly Report No. 1, July 1-September 30, 1963

Description: The design of the thermionic converter to be evaluated was completed. The converter incorporates a tantalum-10% tungsten alloy liquid metal containment tube insulated by BeO from a tungsten-25% rhenium emitter. A nickel collector with an interelectrode space of 8 mils was selected. The predicted performance of this converter indicates a power output of 4.7 w/cm/sup 2/ with an efficiency of 12% when the emitter temperature is 1500 deg C. A bifilar tungsten filament was selected for use as a heater in this program based on a study contained in this report. (auth)
Date: October 31, 1964
Creator: Harter, F.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

GAMMA RAY PRODUCTION CROSS SECTIONS

Description: Gamma production cross sections are presented as a function of l6 neutron lethargy groups and 11 photon energy groups for 13 elements and isotopes. They were computed by the program GAMMA-P and account for the production of gamma rays by neutron radiative capture, neutron inelastic scattering, neutron induced fissioning, and (n, alpha ) reactions. (auth)
Date: April 1, 1964
Creator: Edwards, W.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

PATHFINDER ATOMIC POWER PLANT. RECIRCULATION PIPING DESIGN

Description: The coolant recirculation system in the Pathfinder reactor comprises three mixed-flow centrifugal pumps and three piping loops. The design criteria are summarized; and flexibility and stress analyses on the piping are presented, together with a vibration analysis of one pump and loop. The results indicate that vibration should be no problem, that all stresses are within the allowable limits, and that there should be no resonance difficulties during pump operation. (D.C.W.)
Date: January 10, 1964
Creator: Nolan, D.J. & Patterson, J.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department