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Gas-Cooled Reactor Project Semiannual Progress Report: March 1964

Description: Report documenting ongoing research and developments at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Gas-Cooled Reactor Project. From summary: "A study was made of the effect of the energy of extraneous source neutrons on the amplitudes of higher modes in the flux distribution of a subcritical reactor."
Date: July 1964
Creator: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chamber Geometry in Multi-Stage Flash Evaporators

Description: Report regarding "the importance of various parameters on the length of a typical stage in a multi-stage sea water flash evaporator" (p. 1). Parameter values were examined to determine their influence on chamber length.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Control of Condensation Heat Transfer Rates Using an Electromagnetic Field

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory over "the use of an electromagnetic field to control the laminar film condensation of a vapor whose liquid is electrically conducting" (p. 7). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Singer, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Desalination by Electrosorption and Desorption

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over studies conducted on electrosorption and desorption processes used for water desalination. The process and methods are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Lacey, Robert E. & Lang, Edward W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development Program for Increased Output in the Garigliano Nuclear Reactor. Quarterly Report No. 7

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). One task is in progress: Task I - Data Logging and Computer System. The work on the other tasks is being planned and initiated.
Date: July 1, 1964
Creator: Howard, C. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Economic and Technical Evaluation of the Wiped Film Evaporator

Description: Report concerning the efforts to make the sea water distillation process more economical by improving the heat transfer surface. The General Electric wiped film process is one such improvement and is discussed along with its history, description, and related testing.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Anderson, Ralph E. & Lotz, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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HASL Contributions to the Study of Fallout in Food Chains

Description: Report compiling data from previous HASL reports regarding the radioactive contamination of foods. Individual food items as well as total diets are analyzed.
Date: July 1, 1964
Creator: Rivera, Joseph & Harley, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health and Safety Laboratory Fallout Program Quarterly Summary Report: March 1, 1964 - June 1, 1964

Description: Report that summarizes multiple laboratories' reports on global fallout deposition. Reports include data on Strontium-90 deposition recorded by the Health and Safety Laboratory, data from other laboratories, related interpretive reports, and recent publications related to fallout.
Date: July 1, 1964
Creator: Hardy, Edward P., Jr.; Rivera, Joseph & Collins, William R., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of Thermal Diffusion for Saline Water Conversion

Description: From Introduction: "The following sections treat in detail each of the three major phases of this investigation: ordinary diffusion coefficient studies, thermal diffusion coefficient studies, and packed thermogravitational column studies. This report is concluded with a summary of the progress achieved and a discussion of areas for future investigation."
Date: July 1964
Creator: Richardson, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Performance Characteristics of a Liquid Metal MHD Generator

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the performance of magnetohydrodynamic generators. As stated in the abstract, "an experimental study was made of the performance characteristics of a liquid metal MHD generator utilizing single-phase sodium-potassium and two-phase sodium-potassium-nitrogen fluids. The purpose of this study was to compare the generator performance with theory for single-phase flow and to determine the effects of the introduction of the gaseous phase on the generator output and efficiency" (p. 9). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Petrick, Michael & Lee, Kung-You
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Phantom Gage Dimensioning (Combined Part/Gage specifications)

Description: Abstract: This memorandum discusses a new design definition technique, requiring no standard, which pictorially shows part and gage limits on the same drawing. When functional gages, test fixtures, or optical chart gages are the selected inspection method, design, manufacturing process, and gage engineers can use these drawings directly to replace the usual standards-based drawings. In essence, this advanced technology visually describes true position dimensioning and tolerancing. It enables product designers to directly control the acceptance process.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Roth, E. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Procedure to Determine the Relative Extent of Reactor Fission Product Releases Under Various Meteorological Conditions

Description: From Abstract and Introduction: "A procedure for the application of these programs and graphs to the review and evaluation of reactor safety problems is presented. The purpose of this work is to present of the subsequent meteorological considerations suitable for review and analysis using a small digital computer."
Date: July 1964
Creator: Lanes, Stephen J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Spin-Tunnel Investigation of a 1/28-Scale Model of a Subsonic Attack Airplane

Description: "An investigation has been made of a 1/28-scale model of the Grumman A-6A airplane in the Langley spin tunnel. The erect spin and recovery characteristics of the model were determined for the flight design gross weight loading and for a loading with full internal fuel and empty external wing fuel tanks. The effects of extending slats and deflecting flaps were investigated" (p. 1).
Date: July 1964
Creator: Lee, Henry A. & Healy, Frederick M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Tables of Chemical Kinetics : Homogeneous Reactions (Supplementary Tables)

Description: From Preface: "A brief description of the method used in compiling these tables and the limitation of coverage are given in the preface to Supplement 1 of the NBS Circular 510. The present volume contains information pertaining to substitution, exchange, and elimination reaction types and extends the material on these types found in NBS Monograph 34, Volume 1. The date on each page gives the year and month to which the literature had been surveyed."
Date: July 1, 1964
Creator: United States. Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thermodynamic Properties of Saline Water

Description: From Abstract: "Activity coefficients of calcium sulfate were calculated from solubilities of gypsum in 0 to 1.0m sodium chloride at temperatures from 25 degrees C to 95 degrees C. X-ray diffraction studies for calcium sulfate modifications before and after contact with aqueous and saline solutions are given."
Date: July 1964
Creator: Power, W. H. & Fabuss, B. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Transition Boiling Heat Transfer Program; Sixth Quarterly Progress Report, April - June 1964

Description: Summary: Transition boiling data was taken with an improved flow loop, to explore the influence of loop characteristics on rod temperature fluctuations the transition region was found to be much smaller than for comparable conditions with a different loop. Also the amplitude, and frequency of the temperature oscillations, were significantly less than before. These results indicate that loop characteristic and flow disturbance parameters play a prominent part in governing the transition temperature fluctuations. Additional two-rod transition boiling data are presented. The results include data taken at high wall temperature levels during a demonstration test at low steam qualities, and the effect of a change in rod spacing on heat transfer performance.
Date: July 1, 1964
Creator: Quinn, E. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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UO2 Pellet Thermal Conductivity From Irradiations With Central Melting

Description: Abstract: Continued irradiation experience under the AEC - Euratom, UO2 High Performance Program provided five separate and distinct sets of data on UO2 thermal conductivity. Four of these results are expressed in terms of the value of the thermal conductivity. The first two of these measurements were applicable -- strictly -- to poly crystalline UO2. Recently, three additional sets of measurements have been obtained -- all pertinent to UO2 after the formation of large columnar grains. The extent of melting in the experiments on which the results are based ranges from slight, to greater than 70 percent of the fuel cross section. The conclusions from all of these thermal conductivity measurements considered together are: (1) The true value of the UO2 conductivity integral form 0 degrees C to melting (2805 - 15 degrees C) lies in the range from 90 to 96 W/cm. The most probable value is closer to 90 W/cm. To ensure no central melting and the associated clad swelling the maximum thermal performance level for solid pellet, UO2 fuel rods should not exceed 90 W/cm. (2) Any improvement in thermal conductivity due to the formation of large, columnar UO2 grains is small and not detectable within the experimental accuracy of the measurement, i.e., 3 to 4 W/cm.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Lyons, M. F.; Coplin, D. H.; Pashos, T. J. & Weidenbaum, B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Yankee Core Evaluation Program Quarterly Progress Report: April-June 1964

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 1964
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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