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Hydrides and Metal-Hydrogen Systems. Final Report

Description: The work reported deals with the preparation and physical properties, especially thermal dissociation pressures, and densities of hydrides, hydrogen- metal systems, and mixtures of hydrides with other substances. Possible applicatlons as moderators, high-temperature neutron shields, and low-temperature shields are cited and design problems discussed. Most of the data on dissociation pressures cover ranges and compounds not hltherto explored because of experimental difficulties and the basic knowledge of the thermal behavior of hydrides was substantially increased. New hydrldes were prepared and several reported in the literature were shown not to exist. The following compounds, mixtures, and systems were studled: Tl-H, U-H, Ll-H, Na-H, Ca-H, Ba-H, Th-H, Sr- H; NaH-NaF, NaH-NaOH, NaH-CaH/, LlH-LiF, CaH/sub 2/-CaF/sub 2/, CaH/sub 2/-CaC/ sub 2/,CaH/sub 2/-Ca/sub 3/N/sub 2/; FeH/sub 3/ (alleged), NiH/sub 2/ (alleged), Ti(BH/sub 4/)/sub 3/, Th(BH/sub 4/)/sub 4/, WH/sub 4/ (attempted), W(BH/sub 4/)/ sub 4/ (attempted), /sub 4/NBH/sub 4/, (CH , and ydrides are ing an N/sub H/ comparable to water yet stable at red heat, compounds giving a neutron shield weight less than half that of water, and compounds suitable for use as hightemperature moderators containing large amounts of hydrogen. (auth)
Date: April 30, 1951
Creator: Gibb, T. R. P., Jr.
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Quarterly Progress Report on Refining of MgX and Other Uranium-Bearing Materials

Description: From abstract: "Results are presented of Scheibel column extraction tests with neutral ether on a variety of combinations of feed solutions...The effect of added iron was evaluated for a considerable number of process solutions and slurries. Arsenic was traced through both primary and secondary extraction stages in one test."
Date: June 30, 1951
Creator: Ewing, R. A.; Kiehl, S. J., Jr.; Bearse, A. E. & Sharpe, R. E.
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Progress Report on Refining of MgX and Other Uranium-Bearing Materials

Description: From abstract: "Results are presented which suggest the possibility of satisfactorily extracting uranium from pitchblende feeds with neutral ether, without the necessity of removing sulfate, by the addition of a sufficient quantity of iron to the feed." Other factors' effects on extraction were tested and arsenic was traced throughout extraction.
Date: September 30, 1951
Creator: Ewing, R. A.; Kiehl, S. J., Jr.; Bearse, A. E. & Sharpe, R. E.
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Chemistry Division Quarterly Progress Report: Period Ending September 30, 1951

Description: This quarterly progress report discusses topics of research and experimentation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, including inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, radio-organic chemistry, chemistry of separations processes, chemical physics, radiation chemistry, chemistry of the solid state, instrumentation, reactor chemistry.
Date: September 30, 1951
Creator: Lind, Samuel C., (Samuel Colville), 1879-1965; Boyd, G. E. & Bredig, M. A.
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Mathematics Panel Quarterly Progress Report for the Period Ending January 31, 1951

Description: Technical report outlining the construction progress of the Oak Ridge digital computer at Argonne. Included is the schedule of events for the Mathematical panel and programs during the presentation of contributed papers for the Biometric Society [From Summary]
Date: March 30, 1951
Creator: Householder, A. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Homogeneous Reactor Experiment Quarterly Progress Report for Period Ending November 30, 1950

Description: Technical report acting as a detailed progress report on all homogeneous-reactor-motivated work at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Includes work of the Homogeneous Reactor Experiment, the long range research programs associated with aqueous-fluid fuel systems. [From Foreword]
Date: January 30, 1951
Creator: Winters, C. E. & Secoy, C. H.
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Calculation of Shielding for Mark II Accelerator

Description: The proper roof thickness to correspond with a given side wall thickness has been estimated fro experience with the 184 feet cyclotron, which has indicated that a roof of about 1 1/2 feet should accompany a wall of 5 feet, and a roof of 4 feet should accompany a wall of 15 feet. For the roof area involved, this should bring about the condition that down-scattered neutrons in the working areas are but a small fraction of the neutrons coming through the side walls.
Date: June 30, 1951
Creator: Moyer, B. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fixation of Carbon Dioxide by Barley Roots

Description: The uptake of carbon dioxide by plant roots preparations has been demonstrated by various authors. In addition to confirming the fact of fixation, I have investigated the effect of a number of factors involved and the compounds in which the absorbed carbon appears, using carbon-14.
Date: November 30, 1951
Creator: Poel, L. W.
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Spectrum of turbulence in a contracting stream

Description: The spectrum concept is employed to study the selective effect of a stream contraction on the longitudinal and lateral turbulent velocity fluctuations of the stream. By a consideration of the effect of the stream contraction on a single plane sinusoidal disturbance wave, mathematically not dissimilar to a triply periodic disturbance treated by G. I. Taylor, the effect on the spectrum tensor of the turbulence and hence on the correlation tensor is determined.
Date: August 30, 1951
Creator: Ribner, H. S. & Tucker, M.
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Application of a channel design method to high-solidity cascades and tests of an impulse cascade with 90 degrees of turning

Description: From introduction: "A technique for application of the channel design methods of reference 11 to the design of high-solidity cascades with prescribed velocity distributions as a function of arc length along the blade-element profiles is presented herein."
Date: November 30, 1951
Creator: Stanitz, John D. & Sheldrake, Leonard J.
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Hydrodynamic impact of a system with a single elastic mode 2: comparison of experimental force and response with theory

Description: From Summary: "Hydrodynamic impact tests were made on an elastic model approximating a two-mass spring system to determine experimentally the effects of structural flexibility on the hydrodynamic loads encountered during seaplane landing impacts and to correlate the results with theory. A flexible seaplane was represented by a two-mass spring system consisting of a rigid prismatic float connected to a rigid upper mass by an elastic structure. The model had a ratio of sprung mass to hull mass of 0.6 and a natural frequency of 3.0 cycles per second. The tests were conducted in smooth water at fixed trims and included both high and low flight-path angles and a range of velocity. Theoretical and experimental comparisons indicated that the theoretical results agreed well with the experimental results."
Date: January 30, 1951
Creator: Miller, Robert W. & Merten, Kenneth F.
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Experimental and theoretical studies of area suction for the control of the laminar boundary layer on an NACA 64A010 airfoil

Description: From Summary: "A low-turbulence wind-tunnel investigation was made of an NACA 64A010 airfoil having a porous surface to determine the reduction in section total-drag coefficient that might be obtained at large Reynolds numbers by the use of suction to produce continuous inflow through the surface of the airfoil (area suction). In addition to the experimental investigation, a related theoretical analysis was made to provide a basis of comparison for the test results."
Date: March 30, 1951
Creator: Braslow, Albert L.; Burrows, Dale L.; Tetervin, Neal & Visconti, Fioravante
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Summary of Results Obtained by Transonic-Bump Method on Effects of Plan Form and Thickness on Lift and Drag Characteristics of Wings at Transonic Speeds

Description: Memorandum presenting a summary of the effects of plan form and thickness on the lift and drag characteristics of wings at transonic speeds. The data was obtained during a transonic research program conducted in the high-speed 7- by 10-foot tunnel by the transonic-bump method. Results regarding lift, drag at zero lift, and drag due to lift are provided.
Date: November 30, 1951
Creator: Polhamus, Edward C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of the liquid fluorine-liquid diborane propellant combination in a 100-pound-thrust rocket engine

Description: The experimental performance of liquid fluorine and liquid diborane was investigated in a 100-pound-thrust engine at a combustion pressure of 300 pounds per square inch absolute. Methods of handling and transporting liquid fluorine were developed. It was extremely difficult to obtain satisfactory operation because of the high flame speed and high combustion chamber temperatures. The maximum performance obtained was 280 pound seconds per pound, 88 percent of the theoretical maximum. The theoretical performance was recalculated with revised thermodynamic data, indicating a maximum specific impulse of 311 pound seconds per pound as compared with the previously reported value of 323.
Date: November 30, 1951
Creator: Ordin, Paul M.; Douglass, Howard W. & Rowe, William H.
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Effect of Fuel Volatility on Performance of Tail-Pipe Burner

Description: Fuels having Reid vapor pressures of 6.3 and 1.0 pounds per square inch were investigated in a tail-pipe burner on an axial-flow-type turbojet engine at a simulated flight Mach number of 0.6 and altitudes from 20,000 to 45,000 feet. With the burner configuration used in this investigation, having a mixing length of only 8 inches between the fuel manifold and the flame holder, the low-vapor-pressure fuel gave lower combustion efficiency at a given tail-pipe fuel-air ratio. Because the exhaust-nozzle area was fixed, the lower efficiency resulted in lower thrust and higher specific fuel consumption. The maximum altitude at which the burner would operate was practically unaffected by the change in fuel volatility.
Date: April 30, 1951
Creator: Barson, Zelmar & Sargent, Arthur F., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design and performance of an experimental axial-discharge mixed-flow compressor 3: over-all performance of impeller and supersonic-diffuser combination

Description: Report presenting an investigation of an axial-discharge impeller in combination with a 16-vaned supersonic diffuser cascade over a range of flow conditions at equivalent tip speeds varying from 800 to 1600 feet per second. Results regarding the overall performance of the combination, starting of diffuser cascade, use of flow bleedoff to aid starting, radial distribution of flow angle, flow characteristics within diffuser, and efficiency of diffuser cascade are provided.
Date: April 30, 1951
Creator: Wilcox, Ward W. & Robbins, William H.
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Preliminary evaluation of the air and fuel specific-impulse characteristics of several potential ram-jet fuels 1: octene-1, aluminum, and aluminum - octene-1 slurries

Description: Report presenting a preliminary analytical evaluation of the air and fuel specific-impulse characteristics of octene-1, aluminum, and aluminum-octene-1 slurries. The adiabatic combustion flame temperature, combustion equilibrium-gas composition, air specific impulse, and fuel-weight specific impulse are presented for each fuel. Aluminum-octene-1 slurries were found to offer a means of increasing the limited air specific impulse values available with octene-1 or hydrocarbon-type fuels.
Date: April 30, 1951
Creator: Gammon, Benson E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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