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Savannah River Project Site Report: 30,000 KW Prototype Partically Enriched Uranium Gas Cooled, Graphite Moderated Nuclear Power Plant for United States Atomic Energy Commission Idaho Operations Office

Description: Report describing a modified prototype of a nuclear reactor that uses partially uranium-enriched fuel and is cooled by helium. The construction site, site safety aspects, and design and construction costs are included.
Date: March 1959
Creator: ACF Industries Incorporated. Nuclear Products - ERCO Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Army Gas-Cooled Reactor Systems Program Monthly Progress Report: April 1959

Description: Abstract: This monthly progress report covers the activities of the Army Gas-Cooled Reactor System Program for April 1959. The program includes a water-moderated heterogeneous reactor (Gas-Cooled Reactor Experiment I), a graphite-moderated homogeneous reactor (Gas-Cooled Reactor Experiment II), a mobile gas-cooled reactor (ML-1), and the coordination of the Gas Turbine Test Facility. [It reports] the progress of each project, the associated tests and data evaluation, the applicable design crit… more
Date: May 25, 1959
Creator: Aerojet-General Corporation
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hot-Pressure Bonding of OMR Fuel Plates

Description: Abstract: An alluminum-clad low-enrichment, uranium-alloy fuel element of flat plate configuration has been proposed for the Organic Moderated Reactor (OMR).
Date: November 15, 1959
Creator: Alm, G. V.; Binstock, M. H. & Garrett, E. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Particle Accelerator Division Summary Report: April 15, 1958 through October, 1958

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing a summary report of work completed between April and October, 1958. Summaries of the studies conducted and work completed are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: February 1959
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory. Particle Accelerator Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The HGCR-1, a Design Study of a Nuclear Power Station Employing a High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor with Graphite-UO₂ Fuel Elements

Description: "The preliminary design of a 3095-Mw(thermal), helium-cooled, graphite- moderated reactor employing sign conditions, 1500 deg F reactor outlet gas would be circulated to eight steam generators to produce 1050 deg F, 1450-psi steam which would be converted to electrical power in eight 157-Mw(electrical) turbine- generators. The over-all efficiency of this nuclear power station is 36.5%. The significant activities released from the unclad graphite-UO₂ fuel appear to be less than 0.2% of those pro… more
Date: 1959
Creator: Cottrell, William B.; Copenhaver, C. M.; Culver, H. N.; Fontana, M. H.; Kelleghan, V. J. & Samuels, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Specifications and Fabrication Procedures for APPR-1 Core II Stationary Fuel Elements

Description: Report regarding the design requirements and manufacturing procedures for the stationary fuel component proposed for operation in the second core loading of the Army Package Power Reactor at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Date: 1959
Creator: Cunningham, J. E.; Beaver, R. J.; Robertson, R. D. & Edgar, E. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pressure and Thermal Stresses at a Pipe Attachment to a Sphere

Description: Abstract: Design nomographs and equations have been prepared for determining the bending stresses and hoop stresses at the junction of a cylinder and sphere when: (1) Internal pressure exists in the sphere and (2) There is a difference in average temperature between the cylinder and the sphere. A correlation of calculated stresses and photoelastically determined stresses for models with internal pressure is presented.
Date: September 21, 1959
Creator: Deagle, Lorenzo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Potential Applications of Nuclear Energy in a Marine Environment

Description: Introduction: In January 1959, Stanford Research Institute was asked by the Office of Maritime Reactors, Division of Reactor Development, of the United States Atomic Energy Commission to identify potential applications of nuclear energy in a marine environment, excluding those involving standard commercial surface ships and direct defense applications, and to conduct a preliminary evaluation of these applications in order to determine which ones appeared most feasible for early implementation.
Date: August 1959
Creator: Duckstad, Eric E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Lecture Notes on Reactor Shielding

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the shielding of radiation produced by nuclear reactors. As stated in the introduction, "these lectures will be an attempt to discuss the design of a reactor shield and the solution of the associated shielding problems by simple hand-computing methods" (p. 19). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: March 1959
Creator: Grotenhuis, Marshall
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radioisotopes at Work for Agriculture

Description: Introduction: The Office of Isotopes Development of the United States Atomic Energy Commission has requested that Stanford Research Institute prepare a report on the applications of radioisotopes in agriculture.
Date: October 1959
Creator: Homan, A. Gerlof & Tarrice, Richard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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OMR Control-Safety Rod Component Development Tests

Description: Abstract: A magnetic-jack control-safety rod is under development for the 45.5 thermal megawatt Organic Moderated Reactor. The rod is "unitized," i.e., the poison element, drive, position indicator, and shock absorber are contained in a compact assembly which is inserted in a regular fuel channel opening in the core. Tests to develop components capable of operating under these conditions are described and results are reported.
Date: September 15, 1959
Creator: Howell, J. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SRE Fuel Element Damage: An Interim Report

Description: Abstract: During the course of power run 14 on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) at low power, the temperature difference among various fuel channels was found to be undesirably high. Normal operating practices did not succeed in reducing this temperature difference to acceptable values and on July 26, 1959, the run was terminated.
Date: November 30, 1959
Creator: Jarrett, A. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Method of Calculating Boundary-Layer Thickness in Axisymmetric Nozzles with Laminar Hypersonic Flow

Description: Abstract: "The excellent agreement between measured boundary layer thickness and thickness calculated by Sivells and Payne recommends their method for calculating turbulent boundary layer growth in axisymmetric hypersonic nozzles. It was thought worthwhile to adapt their approach to the laminar boundary layer. This analysis, along with a limited amount of corroborating data, is presented herein."
Date: October 1959
Creator: Johnson, Arlo F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Design 30,000 KW Prototype Partially Enriched Uranium, Gas Cooled, Graphite Moderated Nuclear Power Plant (Prototype of an Optimum Plant) for United States Atomic Energy Commission, Idaho Operations Office contract no. AT(10-1)-925

Description: Report containing the preliminary design for a nuclear reactor plant and its facilities. Includes a description of systems, safety procedures, costs, and a glossary.
Date: March 1959
Creator: Kaiser Engineers
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Hazards Summary Report for the ML-1 Nuclear Power Plant

Description: From abstract: "Neutronic characteristics, the control and instrumentation system, equipment description and plant safety considerations of the ML-1 (mobile, low power) nuclear power plant. The site is described with reference to geology, climate, and population density."
Date: September 30, 1959
Creator: Linenberger, G. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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