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100 Area process improvement program for the period November 1954--April 1955

Description: This is the second of a series of documents issued quarterly. The documents present, for critical examination by management and for the information of related groups, that portion of the future 100 Area technical program which relates directly and more or less immediately to the Technical-Manufacturing efforts to increase both power levels and production. An attempt is made to describe and justify the key production tests planned for the following six month period. Only those tests necessary for the relief of technical and process limitations and vital to the slug improvement program are included. Best estimates of changes in current Process Specifications during the ensuing six months are also given. To further longer range planning, power level forecasts based on foreseeable changes of technical limits and scheduled physical changes of the water plants and reactors are extended several years into the future.
Date: November 19, 1954
Creator: Reinker, P. H. & Bupp, L. P.
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1953 at Hanford

Description: The report summarizes Hanford`s operation in 1953. The 38% increase in separated plutonium over the 1952 level was one measure of achievement. 1953`s output was more than seven times that of 1947, the first full year of General Electric`s operation of Hanford. Although much of this gain resulted from new reactors, some was due to improved safety devices, and much was due to increased knowledge of the controlling factors which permitted more efficient operation of old piles and better design of new ones. Year-by-year reductions in the cost of converting uranium to plutonium tell the real story of progress at Hanford. The annual production gains could have been made by building many 1944 model piles, though at fantastic cost. Contrasted with this is the actual case--a few new, improved piles plus more production from the old ones.
Date: March 15, 1954
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THE ABSORPTION OF NEUTRONS IN DOPPLER BROADENED RESONANCES

Description: A method is developed for the calculation of the effect of Doppler broadening of the absorption of the neutrons by a resonance absorber. Numerical values are given for the correction factors required in the interpretation of transmission experiments and self-indication experiments and for the self-shielding factors for slabs, spheres, cylinders, and homogeneous mixtures. (auth)
Date: October 15, 1954
Creator: Roe, G.M.
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Acceleration of a Plasma by Time-Varying Magnetic Fields

Description: Abstract: An application of the magnetic mirror principle to the acceleration of a plasma is described. It is shown that an axially symmetric magnetic field which increases with time but decreases with distance along the axis can impart a net translational energy to a plasma. This effect on a plasma is contrasted with that arising from an impressed electric field, which is not effective in producing acceleration.
Date: December 6, 1954
Creator: Post, Richard F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acceleration of high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine as determined from component performance characteristics 3: effect of turbine stator adjustment

Description: From Summary: "An analytical investigation was made to determine from component performance the effect of turbine stator adjustment on the acceleration characteristics of a typical high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine. Turbine stator adjustment was adequate to permit engine operation in the intermediate-speed range, but was less satisfactory than the relatively simple schemes of compressor-interstage and -outlet bleed."
Date: August 2, 1954
Creator: Rohlik, Harold E. & Rebeske, John J.
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Accepted Limit Values of Air Pollutants

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing, as stated in the introduction, the "accepted maximum permissible concentrations of air pollutants from the standpoints of health, damage to vegetation, damage to property, and requirements of industrial processes" (p. 1). This report includes tables.
Date: May 1954
Creator: Barkley, J. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Achievements in HAPO radiation monitoring, 1944--1954

Description: At HAPO the protection of employees from nuclear radiations has paralleled or preceded the emphasis on atomic products production. The production of atomic products on the scale for which HAPO was designed presented voluminous problems in employee education, radiation detection, shielding, and indeed, fundamental research to determine working limits for the various types of radiation exposure which would necessarily be encountered, and to determine working limits for the deposition of radioactive isotopes and mixtures of isotopes in the human body. Since the time radioactive materials first arrived at HAPO and the start-up of the first HAPO reactor on February 23, 1944, there has been a fundamental philosophy that all employee exposure to nuclear radiations should be maintained at a minimum, as opposed to just some level of exposure below the accepted permissible limit. It was with this philosophy in mind that the many achievements and advances in the science of radiation protection at HAPO have been forthcoming. These advances in radiation protection ar discussed in this report.
Date: September 15, 1954
Creator: Unruh, C. M.; Selby, J. M. & Sanders, F. H.
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Additional Fatigue Tests on Effects of Design Details in 355-T6 Sand-Cast Aluminum Alloy

Description: From Introduction: "Reported herein are results of the additional direct-stress fatigue tests on: (1) a plate-type specimen with cored centrally located hole and (2) 0.300-inch-diameter round polished specimens with various degrees of porosity."
Date: March 10, 1954
Creator: Eaton, I. D. & Youra, John A.
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Additional Results on the Static Longitudinal and Lateral Stability Characteristics of a 0.05-Scale Model of the Convair F2Y-1 Airplane at High Subsonic Speeds

Description: "Additional results on the static longitudinal and lateral stability characteristics of a 0.05-scale model of the Convair F2Y-1 water-based fighter airplane were obtained in the Langley high-speed 7- by 10-foot tunnel over a Mach number range of 0.50 to 0.92. The maximum angle-of-attack range (obtained at the lower Mach numbers) was from -2 degrees to 25 degrees. The sideslip-angle range investigated was from -4 degrees to 12 degrees" (p. 1).
Date: August 10, 1954
Creator: Spreeman, Kenneth P. & Few, Albert G., Jr.
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Additional Static and Fatigue Tests of High-Strength Aluminum-Alloy Bolted Joints

Description: From Introduction: "Early in 1951 the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics published, as Technical Note 2276 (ref. 1), a report by the Aluminum Research Laboratories of the Aluminum Company of America on the results of static and fatigue tests of high-strength aluminum alloy monobloc specimens and bolted joints. In view of special interest shown by several aircraft companies, certain expansions of the test program were undertaken by the Aluminum Research Laboratories and are reported herein."
Date: July 1954
Creator: Hartmann, E. C.; Holt, Marshall & Eaton, I. D.
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