Characterization of an Energy Source for Modeling Hypothetical Core Disruptive Accidents in Nuclear Reactors. First Interim Report. [LMFBR]
Description: The expansion characteristics of the detonation products of a high-explosive energy source used to simulate the pressure-volume change relationships for sodium-vapor expansions during hypothetical core disruptive accidents in a Fast Test Reactor were determined experimentally. Rigid cylinder-piston experiments performed at two scales (ratio 1:3) were undertaken to determine a pressure-volume relationship as a function of source mass and expansion environment. Some of these measurements were compared with code calculations for the source.
Date: October 1, 1972
Creator: Cagliostro, D. J. & Florence, A. L.
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