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Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses; First Quarterly Report, (December 1961 - February 1962)

Description: The objective of the Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses program is to develop more accurate methods for burnup analysis for general use than the current method of analysis of Ca-137 or Sr-90. The program will require from three to five years of effort.
Date: April 1, 1962
Creator: Rider, B. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses; Second Quarterly Progress Report, (March - May 1962)

Description: The objective of the Accurate Nuclear Fuel Burnup Analyses program is to develop more accurate methods for burnup analysis for general use than the current method of analysis of Ca-137 or Sr-90. The program will require from three to five years of effort.
Date: July 1, 1962
Creator: Rider, B. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Summary Report of Analysis of Physics Measurements Performed on SM-1 Core I

Description: Abstract: This technical report contains a comprehensive analysis of the nuclear characteristics of the SM-1 Core I. Comparison of analytical and experimental results for neutron ages and core reactivities of a variety of cases investigated shows that the MUFT III with P-1 slowing down approximation gives the best results. At startup the core reactivity and rod bank worth under various operating conditions are investigated and compared to experiment. Core lifetime was calculated to be 16.8 MWYR compared to 16.4 MWYR experimental. The temperature coefficient has been calculated and compared to experiment as function of burnup. In Appendix A, flux distribution, temperature coefficient, effective delayed neutron fraction and core life are analyzed by Dr. R. L. Murray by one and two group modified theory series expansion calculations.
Date: March 30, 1962
Creator: Lois, L.; Paluszkiewicz, S.; Fried, B. E. & Beam, R. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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PM-2A Core II Zero Power Experiment

Description: Abstract: This technical report covers the zero power experiments performed on PM-2A Core II at the Alco Critical Facility. PM-2A Core II is the first replacement core for a portable pressurized reactor at Camp Century, Greenland. Core II is the same as Core I with the exception that Core II has an increased burnable poison (B-10) content. The zero power experiment consisted of fuel element uniformity test; core assembly test, development of an on-site loading procedure and an analysis of experimental data. Physical characteristics determined include distribution of fuel and B-10 in the fuel plates, minimum critical mass, control rod bank calibration, and integral rod worth. The report concludes with an analysis of the experimental data including estimated uniform and non-uniform burnup rates.
Date: March 30, 1962
Creator: Walthousen, L. D.; Mageean, J. V.; Raby, T. M. & Lee, D. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of 17-4 PH Steel Components Used in SM-1, SM-1A, PM-2A Reactor Plants

Description: Abstract: This technical report covers the investigation of 17-4 PH steel components used in the SM-1, SM-1A and PM-2A nuclear power plants, which consist of control rod drive racks, pinions, seal shafts and associated parts. Evidence supporting the continued use of 17-4 PH steel in these applications is presented. Alco's current procurement and processing specifications for 17-4 PH steel are included. The evidence presented is in the form of stress calculations, test and environmental data and the results of non-destructive and destructive metallographic analyses.
Date: January 23, 1962
Creator: Haraway, E. S. & Saccocio, R. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fast Neutron Flux Measurements and Analysis in SM-1 and PM-2A Core and Vessel Mockups

Description: Abstract: This technical report contains a summary of experimental and analytical work performed on cold clean SM-1 Core II with special components and PM-2A Core I each with thermal shield and vessel mockups. The purpose of this work was to define the neutron intensity and spectra to which the pressure vessels are subjected in order to assess the effect of irradiation on the vessel lifetimes. The radial distributions of the energy dependent neutron flux per unit power in the core and vessel mockups are presented. The uncertainties associated with the measurements are also given. In addition to graphical and tabular presentations of the test results, discussions are provided on the experimental techniques and theory. A review of the analytical models is provided in addition to the calculational results. A special analytical study of the the PM-2A Core I power distribution and absolute power level determination is given. A comparison of the experimental and analytical results is made and conclusions and recommendations presented.
Date: March 31, 1962
Creator: Sontheimer, K. C.; Kemp, S. N.; Lois, L.; Clancy, E. F. & McCool, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Evaluation of Zirconium Hydride as Moderator in Integral, Boiling Water-Superheat Reactors

Description: This report summarizes the results and conclusions of a study made to evaluate the merits of using zirconium hydride as a solid moderator in an integral boiling water-nuclear superheat reactor of the pressure vessel type.
Date: March 1, 1962
Creator: Gylfe, J. D.; Rood, H.; Greenleaf, J.; Balkwill, K.; Prem, L. & Goldfisher, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Technical and Economic Evaluation of Solid-Fuel Gasification using Nuclear Heat: Production of Pipeline Gas, Liquid Fuels, and Chemicals from Lignite and Bituminous Coal

Description: From abstract: Results are reported of a study to determine the most economical method of utilizing nuclear heat to gasify a North Dakota lignite and a West Virginia bituminous coal so that the resulting gas is suitable as a source of synthesis gas for fuels and chemicals.
Date: November 30, 1962
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Supplement to Reactor Containment Design Study

Description: Summary: Report SL-1868 is a technical and economic feasibility study of four containment methods, i.e., standard containment, pressure relief, pressure supression and low pressure containment, for 44 MWe direct cycle and 180 and 300 MWe dual cycle boiling water reactor plants.
Date: April 23, 1962
Creator: Johnson, R. A. & Nelson, I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Advanced Indirect Cycle Water Reactor Studies for Maritime Applications: Part 1. Cost Analysis and Future Development

Description: First part of the "final report of a study directed toward the evolution, design, and demonstration of the principle design features of interim indirect cycle water cooled and moderated nuclear power plants which will be useful in early cooperative programs between the Atomic Energy Commission and the United States maritime industry" (p. I-ii).
Date: April 1962
Creator: Combustion Engineering, inc. Nuclear Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Advanced Indirect Cycle Water Reactor Studies for Maritime Applications: Part 2. Plant Conceptual Studies

Description: Second part of the "final report of a study directed toward the evolution, design, and demonstration of the principle design features of interim indirect cycle water cooled and moderated nuclear power plants which will be useful in early cooperative programs between the Atomic Energy Commission and the United States maritime industry" (p. II-i).
Date: March 1962
Creator: Combustion Engineering, inc. Nuclear Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Superheat Quarterly Project Report: Eighth Quarter, April-June 1961

Description: From introduction: "This is the eighth of a series of quarterly reports which will cover the progress and results from the conceptual design, economic evaluations and research and development work performed by the General Electric Company as part of the Nuclear Superheat Project."
Date: March 1962
Creator: Pennington, R. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Superheat Quarterly Project Report: Ninth Quarter, July-September 1961

Description: From introduction: "This is the ninth of a series of quarterly reports which will cover the progress and results from the conceptual design, economic evaluations and research and development work performed by the General Electric Company as part of the Nuclear Superheat Project."
Date: June 1962
Creator: Pennington, R. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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