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Doppler and related measurements in a soft fast-reactor spectrum

Description: This report deals with a group of both theoretical and experimental investigations which have been carried out, utilizing Core 15, one in a series of critical assemblies that have been constructed at Atomics International's Epithermal Critical Experiments Laboratory (ECEL).
Date: March 24, 1969
Creator: Springer, T. H.; Tuttle, R. J.; Otter, J. M. & Pachall, R. K.
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Ionium Recovery Plant Design Report: Topical Report

Description: The following report documents the study of the recovery of thorium by solvent extraction in pilot plant pulse columns, using a filtered liquor from nitric acid digestions of the raffinate cake produced by the ethyl ether extraction of uranium from pitchblende.
Date: April 15, 1959
Creator: Edwards, R. M.; Fariss, R. H. & Werkema, R. G.
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Semi Works Studies for the Reduction of Corrosion-Product Impurities in UR-Plant UO3

Description: This report describes the work carried out in 321 Building semiworks equipment, to define the factors contributing to high corrosion-product contamination and presents recommendations for reducing the impurity level to meet current specifications (maximum of 200 parts total metals per million parts U).
Date: June 14, 1960
Creator: Amos, L. C.; Kirkendall, B. E. & Adler, K. L.
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Two-Phase Pressure Losses Quarterly Progress Report: Sixth Quarter, May 12, 1963 - August 12, 1963

Description: Technical report describing that the pressure drops along 3/4-inch, 1-inch, and 1-1/4 inch straight pipes and across three contraction-expansion inserts in a 1-inch pipe have been measured under both single- and two-phase flow conditions. Pressure was varied from 600 to 1400 psia, flow from 0.25 x 10(6) to 1.66 x 10(6) lb/hr ft, and quality from zero to 90 percent. The single-phase pipe friction factor agrees with the Moody value for smooth pipe. The two-phase friction for horizontal flow shows no size effect in the range of pipe sizes from 3/4 inch to 1-1/4 inch. The values lie below the Martinelli curve at the lower qualities (x<0.6), but at high qualities tend to be above the Martinelli curve. The single-phase loss coefficient for the three contraction-expansion inserts show very little Reynolds number effect in the range of channel Reynolds numbers from 3 x 10(4) to 5 x 10(5). The two-phase data for insert number 1 has not yet been reduced. The two-phase loss for insert numbers 2 and 3 lies generally below the loss prediction based on a homogeneous flow model. The two-phase loss for insert number 2 shows excellent agreement with the corresponding loss for the S-1 insert in the 1/2- by 1-3/4-inch rectangular channel reported earlier. The two-phase loss for insert number 3 agrees fairly well with the loss for the S-5 insert.
Date: September 1, 1963
Creator: Janssen, E. (Engineer) & Kervinen, J. A.
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PM-2A Core II Zero Power Experiment

Description: Abstract: This technical report covers the zero power experiments performed on PM-2A Core II at the Alco Critical Facility. PM-2A Core II is the first replacement core for a portable pressurized reactor at Camp Century, Greenland. Core II is the same as Core I with the exception that Core II has an increased burnable poison (B-10) content. The zero power experiment consisted of fuel element uniformity test; core assembly test, development of an on-site loading procedure and an analysis of experimental data. Physical characteristics determined include distribution of fuel and B-10 in the fuel plates, minimum critical mass, control rod bank calibration, and integral rod worth. The report concludes with an analysis of the experimental data including estimated uniform and non-uniform burnup rates.
Date: March 30, 1962
Creator: Walthousen, L. D.; Mageean, J. V.; Raby, T. M. & Lee, D. H.
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Hazards Summary Report for the SM-1 Core Temperature and Flow Instrumentation: Task XIV

Description: Abstract; This technical report describes the changes in the SM-1 incurred by the experiment, Core Temperature and Flow Instrumentation (Task XIV), and evaluates the possible hazard involved in these changes. Temperature and flow measurements will be taken on a Task XIV instrumented stationary fuel element, instrumented control rod fuel element and other selected points in the SM-1 core to provide data on the core steady state and transient performance. The hazards evaluation consists of a nuclear evaluation, thermal and hydraulic analysis, description of tests to be performed, and discussion of containment integrity and maximum accident considerations.
Date: March 30, 1961
Creator: Coombe, J. R.; Brondel, J. O.; Lee, D. H. & Matthews, F. T.
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Fast Neutron Flux Measurements and Analysis in SM-1 and PM-2A Core and Vessel Mockups

Description: Abstract: This technical report contains a summary of experimental and analytical work performed on cold clean SM-1 Core II with special components and PM-2A Core I each with thermal shield and vessel mockups. The purpose of this work was to define the neutron intensity and spectra to which the pressure vessels are subjected in order to assess the effect of irradiation on the vessel lifetimes. The radial distributions of the energy dependent neutron flux per unit power in the core and vessel mockups are presented. The uncertainties associated with the measurements are also given. In addition to graphical and tabular presentations of the test results, discussions are provided on the experimental techniques and theory. A review of the analytical models is provided in addition to the calculational results. A special analytical study of the the PM-2A Core I power distribution and absolute power level determination is given. A comparison of the experimental and analytical results is made and conclusions and recommendations presented.
Date: March 31, 1962
Creator: Sontheimer, K. C.; Kemp, S. N.; Lois, L.; Clancy, E. F. & McCool, W. J.
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Summary Report of Analysis of Physics Measurements Performed on SM-1 Core I

Description: Abstract: This technical report contains a comprehensive analysis of the nuclear characteristics of the SM-1 Core I. Comparison of analytical and experimental results for neutron ages and core reactivities of a variety of cases investigated shows that the MUFT III with P-1 slowing down approximation gives the best results. At startup the core reactivity and rod bank worth under various operating conditions are investigated and compared to experiment. Core lifetime was calculated to be 16.8 MWYR compared to 16.4 MWYR experimental. The temperature coefficient has been calculated and compared to experiment as function of burnup. In Appendix A, flux distribution, temperature coefficient, effective delayed neutron fraction and core life are analyzed by Dr. R. L. Murray by one and two group modified theory series expansion calculations.
Date: March 30, 1962
Creator: Lois, L.; Paluszkiewicz, S.; Fried, B. E. & Beam, R. H.
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Summary Report of Physics Measurements on SM-1 Core I

Description: Abstract: This technical report summarizes all core physics experiments performed on SM-1 Core I and SM-2 Rearranged and Spiked Core I throughout core life. These measurements were obtained on site during the 16.4 MWYR lifetime of SM-1 Core I and 1.6 MWYR lifetime of SM-1 Rearranged and Spiked Core I. SM-1 Core I was the first stainless steel - UO2 dispersion core to burn out in the Army Nuclear Power Program. Experimental techniques are described and a complete history of fuel movements in the core presented. Measurements include control rod bank positions during all core conditions, temperature and pressure coefficients, control rod calibrations, transient poison effects, source multiplication, and stuck rod positions. The effect of core rearrangement and spiking on core reactivity and core life is also reported. Applicable measurements from the SM-1 zero power experiments are included.
Date: February 6, 1962
Creator: Weiss, S. H.
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Investigation of 17-4 PH Steel Components Used in SM-1, SM-1A, PM-2A Reactor Plants

Description: Abstract: This technical report covers the investigation of 17-4 PH steel components used in the SM-1, SM-1A and PM-2A nuclear power plants, which consist of control rod drive racks, pinions, seal shafts and associated parts. Evidence supporting the continued use of 17-4 PH steel in these applications is presented. Alco's current procurement and processing specifications for 17-4 PH steel are included. The evidence presented is in the form of stress calculations, test and environmental data and the results of non-destructive and destructive metallographic analyses.
Date: January 23, 1962
Creator: Haraway, E. S. & Saccocio, R. M.
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Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses; First Quarterly Report, (December 1961 - February 1962)

Description: The objective of the Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses program is to develop more accurate methods for burnup analysis for general use than the current method of analysis of Ca-137 or Sr-90. The program will require from three to five years of effort.
Date: April 1, 1962
Creator: Rider, B. F.
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Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses; Second Quarterly Progress Report, (March - May 1962)

Description: The objective of the Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses program is to develop more accurate methods for burnup analysis for general use than the current method of analysis of Ca-137 or Sr-90. The program will require from three to five years of effort.
Date: July 1, 1962
Creator: Rider, B. F.
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Development Program for Increased Output in the Garigliano Nuclear Reactor. Quarterly Report No. 2

Description: The United States and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), on May 29, and June 18, 1958, signed an agreement which provides a basis for co-operation in programs for the advancement of the peaceful applications of atomic energy. The work described in this report represents the Joint U.S.-Euratom effort. The over-all development program is designed to obtain the test data and operating experience necessary to eventually realize a 50 percent increase in the output of the Garigliano Nuclear Power Station located at Sessa Aurunca (Campania, Italy). Two tasks are in progress: Task III-F involves the preparation of test specimens of reactor vessel material for irradiation; Task IV consists of the formulation of specification for a complete data logging and computer system.
Date: April 1, 1963
Creator: Quinn, E. P.
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Sigma Plug Welding of Spun-Over Fuel Cans

Description: Summary: Purpose of the investigation is to improve the peripheral welding of the brazed joint at the top of aluminum-sheathed fuel slugs by forming the can over the top of the cap and welding the resulting center opening. This investigation looked at the applicability of the inert-gas-shielded, consumable electrode process, using commercially available equipment, for producing a weld closure in spun-over fuel cans. Using commercially available sigma welding equipment, no practical combination of welding conditions was found which resulted in satisfactory leak-tight closures in spun-over canned fuel slugs. It is recommended that plug welding of spun-over closures by the sigma welding process be dismissed from consideration for start-up at the Savannah River Plant.
Date: 1952
Creator: Winsor, F. J.
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Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending December 10, 1951

Description: This quarterly progress report details the ongoing research and experiments at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project. The first part of this report discusses reactor theory and design. The second part of this report is not included. The third part of this report discusses materials research. The fourth part of this report includes appendixes
Date: March 6, 1952
Creator: Briant, R. C. & Cottrell, W. B.
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Development of Pulsed Neutron Application to Power Reactor Start-Up Procedures. Fourth Quarterly Progress Report, January 1-March 31, 1963

Description: Activities in a program to develop techniques in the use of pulsed neutron sources to measure shutdown parameters related to large thermal power reactors are reported. The experimental work centers around aspects of detecting neutrons in the presence of 10/sup 7/ r/hr gamma fields. Boric acid experiments and Humboldt Bay experiments are reported.
Date: May 13, 1963
Creator: Garelis, Edward & Meyer, Paul
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Summary Report on Thorium Metal Quality for Production Reactor Use

Description: From abstract: "Background material leading to the development of the metal quality of reactor-grade thorium is given. The metal should be sound and of uniform hardness, free of internal cracks and inclusions, and corrosion resistant. It should contain only small amounts of natural uranium, thorium oxide, and elements that act as reactor poisons. Because of their effect upon metal quality, various methods for the production of thorium are discussed. Use of consumable electrode arc melting as the final step has contributed much to the production of thorium of excellent quality for reactor use."
Date: July 1958
Creator: Hayes, Edgar E.
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A Simple Leak Detector for Tritium

Description: From abstract: "An ionization chamber of the integrating type was built that could detect a tritium leak rate of 10[^-13] cc per second within a few minutes, after a gas-collecting period of 16 hours. Electronic circuitry was avoided by using a quartz fiber voltmeter to indicate the rate of discharge of the chamber."
Date: January 1957
Creator: Colvin, D. W.
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The Shielding of Mobile Reactors - [Part] 2

Description: From abstract: "The methods of applying results of bulk-shielding measurements to the design of reactor shields is outlined. Geometrical transformations for the more common shapes are derived, as are approximate means of calculating leakage of radiation. As an illustration of the methods, the ORNL Lid Tanks and Bulk Shielding Facility data are transformed to a standard geometry and compared. Two direct calculations of water attenuation, using cross sections described in the previous article, are finally compared with the experimental data."
Date: June 30, 1952
Creator: Blizard, E. P. & Welton, T. A.
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Nuclear Reactor Project Progress Report, January 1948

Description: This report is a progress report detailing operations and ongoing projects at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The report describes new developments with buildings and progress regarding ongoing experiments. The report includes photographs showing progress in the construction of the reactor and other images and figures that accompany the descriptions of projects.
Date: January 1, 1948
Creator: Borst, L. B. & Fox, Marvin
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Chemistry Division Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending September 30, 1951

Description: This quarterly progress report discusses topics of research and experimentation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, including inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, radio-organic chemistry, chemistry of separations processes, chemical physics, radiation chemistry, chemistry of the solid state, instrumentation, reactor chemistry.
Date: September 30, 1951
Creator: Lind, Samuel C., (Samuel Colville), 1879-1965; Boyd, G. E. & Bredig, M. A.
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Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending September 10, 1951

Description: The first part of this quarterly progress report details reactor theory and design, discussing the aircraft reactor experiment, experimental reactor engineering, reactor physics, and critical experiments. The second part of this report is not included. The third part of this quarterly progress report details materials research, discussing corrosion research, physical properties and heat-transfer research, metallurgy and ceramics, chemistry of high-temperature liquids, and radiation damage. The fourth part of this quarterly progress report details alternate systems, discussing a supercritical water reactor, circulating-moderator-coolant reactors. The fifth part of this quarterly progress report includes appendixes.
Date: January 9, 1952
Creator: Briant, R. C.; Ellis, C. B. & Cottrell, William B.
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Metallurgy Division Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending October 31, 1951

Description: This quarterly progress report discusses ongoing research and experiments at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Metallurgy Division. This report discusses thorium research, the mechanical properties of metals including thorium, uranium, inconel, and z-nickel, the ANP program (including the following topics: the physical chemistry of liquid metals, and welding research), and the materials testing reactor program.
Date: April 21, 1952
Creator: Frye, John H., Jr., 1908-2001 & Bridges, W. H.
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