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A Study of Location Times for Positions Arranged on a Panel in a Random and an Ordered Manner

Description: The results of an experimental pilot study on the location time, for a sequence of N specified positions on a panel, are given for 1 <_ N <_ 30. The positions to be located were randomly arranged on one set of panels and arranged according to an ordering scheme on a second set of panels. Th location time for N positions randomly arranged on a panel varies approximately as N(2). In the case of an order arrangement the location time is essentially proportional to N. Even for as few as 30 position… more
Date: May 25, 1955
Creator: Beeler, J. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Vapor Traps for Handling Liquid Sodium

Description: An active program is a present underway to develop equipment to handle liquid metals. Among the metals being studied are sodium and sodium--potassium alloy (the latter commonly referred to as NaK). In many of the systems being studied this liquid metal is pressurized by inert gas in the lines. At times it is necessary to bleed off some of this gas from the system. Although the gas is allowed to escape at a temperature at which the vapor pressure of sodium is extremely small, it has been found t… more
Date: August 25, 1951
Creator: Erickson, A. J.; Gregory, C. L. & Lang, P. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Studies on the Experimental Pathology and Biochemistry of the Pulmonary Granulomatosis of Beryllium Workers. Section II, Consolidated Progress Report. Supplement: a Review of the Physical Chemistry of Beryllium

Description: The status of research is reviewed in a study of pulmonary granulomatosis in beryllium workers. Equipment for use in dust exposure studies is described. Preliminary results are reported from studies on the tissue distribution and pathological effects of beryllium dust in rats; the physical chemistry of solutions of beryllium salts; the effects of beryllium on enzyme systems, and the effects of ascorbic acid on beryllium excretion.
Date: April 25, 1955
Creator: Schepers, G. W. H. (Gerrit Willem Hendrik), 1914-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Multi-temperature Cross Section Tape for the GNU Multigroup Calculation

Description: A cross section tape has been prepared containing data for elements of most interest for aqueous homogeneous reactor multigroup diffusion calculations involving combinations of 150, 200, 240, 260, and 280°C temperatures. This tape permits multigroup analysis of a reactor in which two or more regions are at different temperatures.
Date: January 25, 1961
Creator: Vondy, D. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Multiple Controllers for a Single Process

Description: A multiple controller system for a single process is formulated in block diagram form. It is shown that for the general case of n controllers and one type of cross coupling, the system equations can be reduced to the standard forms of servomechanism theory. The effects of failure in individual controllers are examined, and it is demonstrated that the system shows considerable promise for both reliability and maintenance without process interruption.
Date: January 25, 1961
Creator: Weaver, C. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Helium Purification System for the Proposed Pebble Bed Reactor Experiment

Description: A helium coolant side-stream purification system consisting of parallel sections for radioactive and non-radioactive de-contamination was designed for the proposed Pebble Bed Reactor Experiment. Primary equipment components are two gas coolers, gas heater, charcoal delay trap, CuO oxidizer, Molecular Sieve adsorber, and full flow filter. The charcoal delay trap is sized to provide a hold-up of 30 minutes for Kr isotopes, 6hr hold-up for Xe isotopes, and 99.9% retention of iodine isotopes result… more
Date: October 25, 1960
Creator: Scott, C. D.; Finney, B. C. & Suddath, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Estimate of Potential Fuel Reprocessing Revision #28 - Part A

Description: The power and estimated reprocessing load are tabulated for existing and proposed United States and United States-built reactors of 10 Kw or greater thermal power.
Date: June 25, 1959
Creator: Ullmann, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Brief Review of Heat Transfer Problems Encountered in the Production of Magnetic Fields

Description: The design of internally cooled electrical coils for the production of high frequency intensity magnetic fields presents many new aspects and combinations of the familiar modes of heat transfer. However, the customary methodology appears to be sufficient for preliminary analysis and understanding of those problems. This methodology comprises the derivation of a qualitative, approximate equation expressing the relative performance of the various parts of a system, followed by an examination of … more
Date: May 25, 1959
Creator: Alexander, L. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Design Criteria for a Pile Oscillator

Description: In the use of a reactor as a device to measure neutron cross sections, the pile oscillator is often employed because of its much higher sensitivity compared to that available in static reactivity measurements. The factor limiting the available in static reactivity measurements. The factor limiting the available sensitivity is the generation of random noise, which originates in the statistical nature of the chain reaction. In other words, the nuclear reactions which maintain the chain reaction d… more
Date: May 25, 1959
Creator: Dresner, Lawrence
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Unit Operations Section Monthly Progress Report May 1959

Description: The measured diffusivity of uranyl nitrate in water at 25ºC was 0.7*10^e cm^2/sec with about 40% average deviation. A program was started to develop nonnuclear uses for depleted uranium. Two continuous DRUHM reaction tuns were terminate due to erratic operation of the sodium metering system. In the second Fluorox run with crude UF, which lasted for 29 hr, a total material balance of 94.8% was obtained and 17.9& of the theoretical amount of UF was collected in cold traps and chemical traps.
Date: August 25, 1959
Creator: Bresee, J. C.; Haas, P. A.; Horton, R. W.; Watson, C. D. & Whatley, M. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Compatibility Tests of Various Materials in Molten Sodium

Description: Several compatibility test of various materials in contact in sodium under 500 psi pressure were conducted for 716 hr at 1500 F. Of the diffusion couples studies, the Inconel-beryllium system showed the largest amount al alloying. The reaction between molybdenum and beryllium resulted in the formation of two compounds, both of which were severely cracked in several areas. The molybdenum-INOR #8, and the INOR #8p type 316 stainless steel interfaces showed little if any alloying.
Date: March 25, 1957
Creator: Carlander, R. & Hoffman, E. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Status Report on the Disposal of Radioactive Wastes

Description: The new and as yet unsolved problems introduced by the production of large quantities of fission products and radioactive isotopes from fission or neutron capture present mankind a most complex technical, economic, and political problem. On one hand, the possibility of using the fission process to produce energy from an unexploited and abundant natural source is emerging from large programs of research and development. We are also beginning to see the promise of use of particulate and electroma… more
Date: June 25, 1957
Creator: Culler, Floyd L., Jr. & McLain, Stuart
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Swaging Over Unground Pellets

Description: This study was designed to determine how swaging stainless steel over unground pellets will affect the integrity of fuel rods, and to find maximum pellet diameter variation that can be tolerated.
Date: January 25, 1961
Creator: Brown, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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N. S. Savannah Fuel Design and Development Program: Fuel Rod Vibration (Preliminary Report)

Description: This is a preliminary report on the investigation of the N.S. Savannah replacement fuel rod vibration amplitude when excited by water flowing parallel to the axis of the fuel rod. Methods of calculating the fuel rod frequency in air were verified by experiment. Work is continuing to establish the validity of methods of calculating natural frequencies in water and to confirm the correlation of flow induced vibration amplitude found in reference (1).
Date: September 25, 1959
Creator: Bailey, J. A. & Shields, C. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Shielding on a 27,300 SHP Boiling Water Reactor Marine Propulsion System

Description: This report summarizes the radiation and shielding analysis for a 30,000 SHP natural circulation boiling water reactor for ship propulsion. The reactor is proposed for installation in a 60,000 DWT, 18 knot tanker of the T-7 class.
Date: July 25, 1959
Creator: Craig, W. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Determination of Fission Product Gamma Doses

Description: In this paper arbitrary limits of the general fission source gamma problem are set. Then, by assuming cooling of at least one day, it is shown that only twelve different fission product gamma sources need ever be considered.
Date: February 25, 1957
Creator: Ruehle, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Chemistry of Vanadium: A Summary of the Non-Project Literature Through November, 1952

Description: The non-project literature concerning the chemistry of vanadium has been summarized through November, 1952. The report is presented in terms of izo- and heteropoly vanadates and cationic forms of pentavalent vanadium, complexes of di-, tri-, and pentavalent vanadium, and oxidation potentials of various vanadium systems. A bibliography of 93 references is included.
Date: June 25, 1954
Creator: Frank, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Combined Distillation-Electrochemical Method for Recovery of Hydrofluoric Acid

Description: Electrodialysis in an ion-exchange membrane cell was shown to be technically feasible for the concentration of an azeotropic mixture of HF and water. A flowsheet is presented for recovery of anhydrous HF by distillation and electrodialysis of the azeotropic residue. In the electrodialysis step, 2.6 kwhr of energy per pound of anhydrous product was consumed, with electricity at 1¢ per kilowatt-hour, the total operating cost of the electrodialysis equipment alone, including amortization, would be… more
Date: May 25, 1956
Creator: Marinsky, J. A. & Giuffrida, A. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Results of APPR Critical Experiments, Part I.

Description: This memorandum is the first in a series reporting progress in the program of critical experiments in the ORNLArmy Package Power Reactor Project. The critical assembly, designated as CA-25, is analogous to the APPR design core and consists of 45 fuel boxes, in a 7 x 7 array with the corners removed, contaIned in a large water tank. Two sides of each box are slotted for the insertion and positioning of any desired loading of eighteen plates of fuel, structural material, and poison. The array is … more
Date: November 25, 1955
Creator: Williams, D. V. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pb-Sn Alloy Replacements for UO2 Density Standards

Description: A correlation between the optical densities if the Pb-Sn alloy system and UO2 with respect to Co^60 gamma radiation has been determined. This enables one to fabricate density standards of whatever geometry may be desired for one in the gamma absorptiometer by simply casting a Pb-Sn alloy of the proper composition to correspond to the density required.
Date: April 25, 1960
Creator: Christensen, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Report on pH Control by Ion Exchange in High pH Systems

Description: The primary purpose of a cleanup system in a recirculating water loop is to maintain the best possible water quality conditions. This is normally accomplished by continuously purifying all or a portion of the coolant. A secondary objective of the cleanup system is to help maintain the system pH at a constant value. A system that will satisfactorily accomplish both of these objectives is at times difficult to obtain. Generally the pH control characteristics are sacrificed in favor of the more im… more
Date: April 25, 1960
Creator: Demmitt, Thomas F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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