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Final Report : Large Reactor Study for Sea Water Distillation

Description: From introduction: This report presents the results of a study of large nuclear reactor systems for supplying energy for the distillation of sea water.
Date: July 1963
Creator: Bechtel Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Materials for Superheated Fuel Sheaths: Relative Performance of Alloys in Superheated Steam Environments

Description: From abstract: "Study of radiation effects upon the tensile properties of the alloys, corrosion behavior in the absence and presence of stress, effect of prolonged, high temperature exposures upon structure sensitive properties of the alloys, and physical metallurgical changes as a function of exposure in a superheat environment.
Date: July 1963
Creator: Comprelli, F. A.; MacMillan, D. F. & Spalaris, C. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Water Spectra and Energy Exchange Kernels

Description: Many measurement of neutron spectra have been made in water assemblies. In these system a large part of the spectrum is given by an essentially Maxwellian distribution at the moderator temperature which is insensitive to the scattering model. Hence, the test of the energy exchange scattering kernel is in the difference of the spectrum and the fundamental or Maxwellian component. The figure shows the spectrum for the Nelkin model. Once the fundamental has been subtracted neither theoretical model seems to fit the data extremely well. Below kT the Nelkin model is a closer fit than the gas model but it underestimates the deviation from the Maxwellian whereas in the joining region it overestimates the distortion.
Date: July 11, 1963
Creator: Daitch, Paul B. (Paul Bernard), 1925- & Ohanian, M. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mass Systematics Involving Low-Lying Excited States

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "A step phenomenon in the nuclidic mass excess surface associated with magic numbers N, Z = 8 and 20 is shown to exist, whereas only breaks occur at higher magic numbers. Excited states are included which reveals possible smooth trends within Shell-Model subshells."
Date: July 3, 1963
Creator: Everling, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Process Simulation on a Digital Computer Using Analog Methods

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "A system has been developed to program a digital computer in much the same manner as an analog computer is programmed. Properties of a general purpose analog computer and a digital differential analyzer are combined to yield a program which employs, as input, standard data cards prepared from a diagram analogous to an analog computer diagram. The capacity of the system is much greater than that of most analog computers, making it applicable to large simulation problems. No scaling is required. The system is compatible with the Fortran symbolic language and may be used as part of a larger digital computer program. It may be applied to the more general types of boundary value problems arising in process simulation in addition to the initial value problems ordinarily solved on analog computers. It is particularly well adapted to non-linear problems and to control problems involving large transport delays. The program operates in basic machine language and, when used by itself, requires no compilation time."
Date: July 10, 1963
Creator: Farris, George J. & Burkhart, Lawrence E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Pulsed Neutron Application to Power Reactor Start-Up Procedures. Fifth Quarterly Progress Report, April 1-June 30, 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 development of pulsed neutron source techniques for large power reactors has led to a new theoretical model recently developed by E. Garelis and J.L. Russell, Jr. The theory is presently based on a bare, one-group model with m-delayed precursors and takes all spatial modes into account. Results indicate, however, that the application of this model is much broader. Experiments were designed and carried out to both verify this new theory and to demonstrate the performance of the experimental hardware in a large power reactor.
Date: July 15, 1963
Creator: Garelis, Edward & Meyer, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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EDP Procedures in Technical Library Operations

Description: Systems for circulation control, book ordering, journal renewal, printing a book catalog, preparing monthly acquisitions lists.
Date: July 30, 1963
Creator: Griffin, Hillis L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Specific Zirconium Alloy Design Program Quarterly Progress Report: Fifth Quarter, April - June, 1963

Description: A program is in progress for the design of a zirconium base alloy for steam service as nuclear fuel cladding. Thirty-one alloys selected for study of corrosion rate, hydriding rate and hydrogen embrittlement are in test. The corrosion testing of 1800 coupons to 3000 hours at at 300, 400, and 500 degrees C in refreshed steam has been completed. Statistical data analysis of the corrosion results are reported and alloys showing better corrosion performance at all test temperatures than that for Zircaloy-1 are discussed. Preliminary data for hydrogen uptake after long exposures at 400 and 500 degrees C are presented; the uptake for alloys showing the best corrosion performance is discussed. Post-corrosion mechanical property measurements are also reported along with the preliminary results of x-ray diffraction and metallographic studies relating to hydrogen embrittlement. A wide variation in resistance to embrittlement at a given hydrogen level was observed and can be tentatively correlated with original ductility, crystallographic texture, and hydride platelet orientation. The testing of a second round of ten alloys is also in progress. Studies concerning the mechanism of corrosion and hydriding in zirconium alloy are also reported. The results of recent neutron activation analyses of stripped corrosion films are presented. Oxygen diffusion through doped non-stoichiometric ZrO2 is now proceeding following earlier difficulties in sample preparation. Work on hydrogen overvoltage and electrochemical potential of inter-metallic phases was previously completed and reported.
Date: July 1, 1963
Creator: Klepfer, H. H.; Jaech, John L.; Blood, R. E. & Douglass, D. L. (David Leslie), 1931-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Hanford Isotopes Production Plant Engineering Study

Description: Report presenting the conceptual design, estimates of capital and operating costs, and details of the operation of a plant "capable of high volume production of encapsulated heat sources" (p. 3) of radioisotopes Sr90, Cs137, Ce144, and Pm147.
Date: July 1963
Creator: La Riviere, J. R.; Michels, L. R.; Riches, H. C.; Rohrmann, C. A.; Smith, C. W. & Swift, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Sodium-Cooled Reactors Program, Fast Ceramic Reactor Development Program: Seventh Quarterly Report, April-June 1963

Description: Quarterly report discussing progress on the Fast Ceramic Reactor Development Program, "an integrated analytical and experimental program directed toward the development of fast reactors employing ceramic fuels, with particular attention to mixed plutonium-uranium oxide" (p. 1).
Date: July 1963
Creator: Leitz, F. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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In-Core Instrumentation Development Program, Telemetering Transmitters for In-Core Power Monitoring Final Report

Description: Abstract: This technical report covers the development work conducted during a planned program with the U.s. Atomic Energy Commission, Contract AT(04-3-189, Project Agreement 22, directed toward the development of high temperature, nuclear radiation resistant, telemetering devices. The development program is devoted to: (1) investigation and selection of two possible telemetering devices, and electromechanical commutating switch and an AM oscillator employing TIMM circuit elements, (2) procuring the electromechanical commutating switch to specification, (3) building and operating a TIMM oscillator, and (4) temperature testing of both devices. A resistance-coupled Wien-bridge sine wave TIMM oscillator was build and tested both as an oscillator, and in combination with other oscillators to simulate a telemetering system. An electromechanical commutating switch rated for 350 F operation, instead of 700 F as originally specified, was procured and tested. The drive motor and gear reduction unit which is designed to drive the commutating switch, is rated for 750 F operation and designed to operate in an nuclear reactor radiation environment of 1 x 10(17) nvt and 1 x 10(10) R.
Date: July 1963
Creator: McQueen, A. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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General and Localized Corrosion Studies of Type 300 Series Austenitic Stainless Steels in Simulated Superheat Reactor Environment

Description: The following conclusions are based on the out-of-pile general corrosion and localized attack studies completed to-date on several 300 series stainless steels: (1) Utilizing a sodium chloride-cycle test that produces a type failure that can occur in a superheat reactor system, Types 347 and vacuum-melted 304 SS have failed while vacuum-melted 310 SS was acceptable. (2) An improved chloride cycle test utilizing ferric chloride as the additive has been developed that produces an intergranular type failure similar to that experienced in the fuel cladding failures in the SADE and ESADE facilities. types 304 and 315 SS have failed in the test. (3) Present methods of ultrasonic testing will find through cracks but are not completely dependable for assessing lesser degrees of intergranular attack. (4) It is hypothesized that a definite interplay exists between chemical attack and stress. The application of stress will orient intergranular attack preferentially in a direction perpendicular to the stress.
Date: July 1963
Creator: Pearl, W. L.; Gaul, G. G. & Wozadlo, G. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Strain Aging and Heat Treatment Properties of N-Reactor Connector Tubes

Description: Report regarding the determination of "the susceptibility to strain aging and the effect of stress-relief annealing on the properties of N-reactor connecting tubes made from ASTM A-106 Grade B high carbon steel" (p. 2).
Date: July 30, 1963
Creator: Pessl, H. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High Power Density Development Project: Potter Meter Calibration and Instrumented Fuel Bundle Pressure Drop

Description: Summary: Technical report describing the testing of eight Potter Meters, for metering inlet flow and measuring exit steam qualities in the Consumers Big Rock Point Instrumented Fuel Assemblies, were individually calibrated for flow and pressure drop up to 500 gpm in the low temperature (130 F) fluid flow facility. The flow calibration comparison made with an ASME orifice installation, agreed to within + - 1 percent among seven of the meters, and meter Serial No. 8 was 2.8 percent lower than the others. Pressure drop among the meters was within about 5 percent. Locked rotor pressure drop data was obtained on one meter. A fully instrumented fuel bundle was tested in the low temperature facility and pressure drop data obtained for the tieplates and meters, spacers, and channel rods. A mock-up of the exit end of the instrumented fuel bundles, composed of 1 foot of fuel rods, tieplate, and Potter Meter was tested in the High Pressure Heat Transfer Facility. Data was obtained for single- and two-phase calibration of total flow and exit steam quality in an instrumented bundle. Each meter was operated, for a minimum of 6-8 hours after bearing modifications necessitated by seizure of the rotors, in the High Pressure Facility under conditions of 1000 psi and qualities of about 5-6 percent to verify operation and obtain some run-in time before reactor installation. A total of 655 hours of test and run-in time was made on all eight meters.
Date: July 26, 1963
Creator: Polomik, E. E. & Swan, C. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Transition Boiling Heat Transfer Program; Second Quarterly Progress Report, April - June 1963

Description: Introduction: The Transition Boiling Heat Transfer Program is sponsored jointly by the USAEC and Euroatom and is being conducted by the General Electric Company. The work commenced on this program February 11, 1963. The objective of this program is to perform basic investigation and measurement of the transition boiling regime in high pressure bulk boiling water flows, with particular emphasis i the high range of steam qualities.
Date: July 1, 1963
Creator: Quinn, E. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Program for the Development of Plutonium Recycle for Use in Light Water Moderated Reactors Quarterly Progress Report: April 1 - June 30, 1963

Description: A research program is being conducted to obtain experimental data in the irradiation of plutonium-enriched fuel to confirm a theoretical model for predicting isotopic composition and reactivity changes in plutonium-enriched, light-water-moderated reactors. All program efforts have been temporarily deferred except for those associated with the irradiation of the program fuel element in the VBWR. The program fuel element was exposed to a burnup of 831 MWD/T during the quarter which brings the total to 3165 MWD/T. Applying the same scale factor between logged exposure and Ce-Cs analysis of the first fuel sample gives a corrected exposure of 3774 MWD/T.
Date: July 15, 1963
Creator: Robkin, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development Program for Increased Output in the Garigliano Nuclear Reactor. Quarterly Report No. 3

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: July 1, 1963
Creator: Sorlie, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Residual and Fission Gas Release from Uranium Dioxide

Description: Abstract: Residual and fission gas release from UO2 were studied in the laboratory and in in-reactor experiments. Arc-fused powder and sintered pellets were used to determine the rate of evolution and types of residual gases as a function of temperature. Fission gas release was related to the average UO2 temperature and fission gas release calculations were made using the latest thermal conductivity values, isotopic half lives, and branching ratios available in the literature. The results obtained were compared with those available in the literature, and a satisfactory agreement was found among the groups of comparable data.
Date: July 15, 1963
Creator: Spalaris, C. N. & Megerth, F. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Experimental Investigation of Two-Phase, Two-Component Flow in a Horizontal, Converging-Diverging Nozzle

Description: Report that "describes an investigation of the flow characteristics in a horizontal, converging-diverging nozzle for a two-phase, two-component system" (p. 1) using air and water and "attempting to determine the effects of accelerating the liquid phase by the gaseous phase" (p. 1).
Date: July 1963
Creator: Vogrin, Joseph A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Yankee Core Evaluation Program Quarterly Progress Report: April-June 1963

Description: Quarterly report regarding the activities of the Yankee Core Evaluation Program, the purpose of which is to evaluate the performance of the core used in the Yankee Plant and to compare actual performance with predictions, as well as the revision of designs to address any differences between actual and predicted performance.
Date: July 1963
Creator: Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Atomic Power Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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