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100-KEW coolant backup adequacy

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Date: April 29, 1964
Creator: Heacock, H. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Production Test IP-550-I, Supplement A routine monitoring for moderator oxidation rates

Description: The objective of this supplement to Production Test IP-550-I is to include the K reactors in the program for routinely monitoring graphite oxidation rates. This supplement does not initiate a new program; it continues one which has been in existence for some time. Oxidation of the reactor graphite weakens its structural capacity. At some degree of oxidation, sufficient loss of strength will occur to significantly affect the ability to maintain and operate the reactors. For this reason it is nec… more
Date: April 29, 1964
Creator: Baars, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Production Test IP-584-D, supplement B, irradiation of target assemblies in the KER Loops

Description: The objective of this supplement to Production Test IP-584-D is to authorize low exposure (5--8 GVR) irradiation tests of the following lithium-containing target materials: Magnesium -- 14 percent lithium alloy, Lithium-aluminate (LiA1O2), Lithium-silicate (Li2SiO), Lithium-aluminate -- aluminum cermet, Lithium-silicate -- aluminum cermet. Lithium target materials will be contained in 4.50 inch long aluminum cans which are clad with 35 mil Zircaloy-2 alloy. The target elements will be contained… more
Date: April 28, 1964
Creator: Deobald, T. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Equation Of State Of PBX 9404 And LX04-01

Description: The Chapman-Jouguet pressure and equation of state of the high explosives PBX 9404 and LX04-01 have been experimentally derived. To assure a strictly one-dimensional geometry, spheres of high explosives were used. Experimental measurements of the radius-time history of material accelerated by the explosive gases were used in conjunction with finite difference calculations of the hydrodynamic equations to obtain some previous inaccessible data on high explosives.
Date: April 27, 1964
Creator: Wilkins, Mark L.; Squier, Bailey & Halperin, Bertram
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Generalized least squares program

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Date: April 27, 1964
Creator: Saalbach, C.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Measuring Rotart Table Angle Error

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Date: April 27, 1964
Creator: Bryan, J. & Mohl, O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Measuring Rotary Table Angle Error

Description: The angle errors of a rotary table can be accurately measured by stepping off the angles with an optical caliper and computing table error from (1) the error readings at each angle measured and (2) the cumulative caliper error that will be evident when the circle is closed at 360', eliminating the necessity of adjusting the caliper to the exact setting.
Date: April 27, 1964
Creator: Bryan, J. & Mohl, O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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N-Reactor co-product target element rupture detection study

Description: At present there seem to be some uncertainties concerning the needs of rupture detection for the co-producer programs Also in question is the method by which ruptures of the target elements should be detected and located. The purpose of this report is to discuss the waste and hazard control of tritium (H{sup 3}) (the product of the co-producer program), which will determine rupture detection needs, and to discuss methods by which rupture detection and location may be accomplished. The scope of … more
Date: April 27, 1964
Creator: Allred, D. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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C Reactor overbore test facility review

Description: In 1961, large-size, smooth-bore, Zircaloy process tubes were installed in C-Reactor graphite channels that had been enlarged to 2.275 inches. These tubes were installed to provide a test and demonstration facility for the concept of overboring as a means of securing significant improvement in the production capability of the reactors, After two years of facility operation, it is now appropriate to consider the extent to which original objectives have been achieved, to re-examine the original o… more
Date: April 24, 1964
Creator: Carlson, P. A. & Nilson, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Calculation of Explosion-Produced Craters

Description: In this study, a physical-numerical model is used to investigate processes important for cratering, or excavation, physics for high-explosive sources in desert alluvium. High explosives do not vaporize much of the geological environment surrounding the initial cavity containing the explosive. Thus, a relatively simple, and in some cases a well-known, equation of state exists for the high-explosive cavity gas for pressure greater than 1 atmosphere. However, nuclear explosives are known to vapori… more
Date: April 24, 1964
Creator: Knox, Joseph B. & Terhune, R. W. (Robert William)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Calculation Of The Shock Wave From An Underground Nuclear Explosion In Granite

Description: In any underground nuclear explosion, the shock front that propagates from the shot point carries with it energy from the explosion, and distributes this energy by doing work on the surrounding material. In the process, the material undergoes changes in both its physical and mechanical states. If enough energy is deposited in the material, it will vaporize or melt thus changing its physical state, or cause it to crush or crack. During the past few years, special computer codes have been develop… more
Date: April 24, 1964
Creator: Butkovich, Theodore R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Characteristics Of Radioactivity Produced By Nuclear Explosives

Description: The production of energy by nuclear reactions results in the production of radioactive nuclei. Therefore, in considering the possible utilization of nuclear explosives for peaceful purposes it is necessary to be able to predict the expected activities, their amounts, and dispositions. The amounts and kinds of radioactivities produced by detonation of a nuclear explosive are dependent upon the specific design of the explosive. The behavior and ultimate fate of the activities produced by the expl… more
Date: April 24, 1964
Creator: Miskel, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Contained Nuclear Detonations in Four Media - Geological Factors in Cavity and Chimney Formation

Description: Recent underground nuclear tests conducted by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission have yielded data on the effects of contained nuclear explosions in four rock mediums: tuff, alluvium, rock salt, and granite. This report presents and compares data obtained primarily through exploratory mining and drilling into the postshot environment of 35 such events.
Date: April 24, 1964
Creator: Boardman, Charles R.; Rabb, David D. & McArthur, Richard D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Pulsed Neutron Application to Power Reactor Start-Up Procedures. Seventh and Eighth Quarterly Progress Report, October 1, 1963-March 31, 1964

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. In the course of this program, a new theory was suggested and an experimental apparatus was designed and built. Experiments were carried out to test the new model. This present report contains additional data and information extracted from the experiments at PG&E Humboldt Bay Power Reactor at Eureka, California. During the las… more
Date: April 24, 1964
Creator: Garelis, Edward & Meyer, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Effects Of Seismic Waves On Structures And Other Facilities

Description: The effects of explosion-induced ground motion must be evaluated in planning and executing any nuclear excavation project. For some projects ground use intensity may dictate the use of less-than-optimum yields to minimize damaging effects. In remote areas, weighing the alternatives of outright purchase of some property or use of smaller yields may be required. The cost of indemnifying owners against damage must be considered in any case. Discussions of the effects of ground motion on three broa… more
Date: April 24, 1964
Creator: Cauthen, Lewis J., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Heavy Isotope Production By Nuclear Devices

Description: In November 1952 an event took place which was to have a profound effect on political alignments of the world. This event was the detonation of "Mike", the first large thermonuclear device. The political implications of this experiment overshadowed what has come to be a major advance in the development of scientific tools; the experimentally verified, extremely high thermal neutron flux observed in Mike. Subsequent to this observation, the Atomic Energy Commission established a study program to… more
Date: April 24, 1964
Creator: Dorn, David W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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