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A Hydraulic Power Unit for Solvent Extraction Column Pulse Generators

Description: A power unit comprised of a reciprocating hydraulic cylinder controlled by hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical elements was developed to drive pulse generators for solvent extraction columns in the Purex Hot Semiworks. Design bases included remote control of continuouslyvariable pulse amplitudes between 1/ 2 and 1/2 inches, and pulse frequency up to 120 cycles/min. Each of nine power units operated 30 to 60 million cycles without serious difficulty, although minor modifications and corrections were made during scheduled shutdowns of the Semiworks. Operational irregularities, such as erratic or drifting amplitudes, occurred with sufficient frequency to indicate deficiencies in the original design. The triangular pulse wave which is characteristic of the power unit was suspected on several occasions as having an adverse effect on extraction column performance. However, no correlation was found to show that column performance is adversely affected by the triangular pulse. (auth)
Date: August 23, 1957
Creator: Kelly, V. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Efficiency of Scavenging Devices in Determining Falloug. Progress Report No. 6 March 15 to July 31, 1957

Description: A fall-out sample collector was designed and tested for use in collecting samples at the soil surface. The sampler consists of artificial grass and a stainless steel pot. Results are included from preliminary studies on the scavenging properties of artificial grass. The effects of relative humidity, rain, and wind velocity on the efficiency of scavenging devices were investigated. A comparison was made of Sr/sup 90/ fall-out data from samples collected on gummed film and surface soil samples from various locations. Preliminary experiments were performed for the evaluation of devices used in determining air concentration of radioactive fall-out or other particulate matter. (For preceding period see AECU-3435.) (C.H.)
Date: September 23, 1957
Creator: Rosinski, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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EFFECT OF APPR-1 CONTROL ROD ACCELERATION AFTER SCRAM ON STARTUP ACCIDENT

Description: In the preoperational checkout of the APPR-1 it became apparent that the control rod acceleration after scram was lower than expected. It was expected that the control rod acceleration after scram would be 0.750 g(1) where g is the acceleration of gravity. However, measurements made at Ft. Belvoir indicated an acceleration of 0.4 g. The effect of this reduced acceleration on the safety of the APPR1 is reported in this memo. In the operation of the APPR1 the most dangerous condition exists at cold startup. Therefore the behavior of the APPR-1 in a startup accident with a rod acceleration of 0.4 g after scram is considered. Analysis of the most adverse startup accident in the APPR-1 indicated that at the 15 Mw level scram the reactor is on a 33 ms. period. Rod insertion begins after a 50 ms. instrument delay, at which time the power is 80 Mw. The maximum power reached with a rod acceleration of 0.4 g is 96.5 Mw. The total energy released is about 5.8 a 10/sup 3/ Btu which is far below the 8 x 10/sup 4/ Btu which would result in melting at the center line of the fuel element (and probable core destruction). If the rod acceleration were 0.759 g the maximum power would be between 80 and 90 Mw so that the reduced acceleration does not constitute any significant increase in energy release on a starting accident. (auth)
Date: April 23, 1957
Creator: Gallagher, J.G. & Silks, T.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mineralogy of Uranium-Bearing Deposits in the Boulder Batholith, Montana: Final Report, July 1, 1952 to December 31, 1956

Description: From introduction: This report describes the program of research on mineralogy and petrography of certain uraniferous vein deposits in the Boulder batholith of western Montana.
Date: October 23, 1957
Creator: Wright, Harold D.; Bieler, Barrie H.; Emerson, D. O. & Shulhof, W. P.
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Investigation at Transonic Speeds of the Effects of Inlet-Lip Sweep on the Internal-Flow Characteristics of a Semielliptical Air Inlet With an Inlet-Lip Stagger of 30 Degrees

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the transonic blowdown tunnel to determine the effects of inlet-lip sweep angle on the internal-flow characteristics of a semielliptical scoop-type inlet with an inlet lip stagger of 30 degrees. the testing was performed at a range of Mach numbers and mass-flow ratios. Results regarding flow over the nose, total-pressure recovery at inlet, flow distortions at inlet, boundary-layer control, and inlet performance are presented.
Date: July 23, 1957
Creator: Trescot, Charles D., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Two-dimensional cascade tests of NACA 65-(C(sub zeta)(sub o))A(sub 10))10 blade sections at typical compressor hub conditions for speeds up to choking

Description: Report presenting two-dimensional porous-wall cascade tests of specified NACA blade sections at typical compressor hub conditions at speeds up to choking. For typical compressor blade hub sections, the angle of attack for best operation at high Mach numbers is about 6 degrees higher than the design angle of attack for low speeds. Results regarding the 65-series blade tests and circular-arc blade-section tests are provided.
Date: October 23, 1957
Creator: Emery, James C. & Dunavant, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Free-flight skin-temperature and surface-pressure measurements on a highly polished nose having a 100 degree total-angle cone and a 10 degree half-angle conical flare section up to a Mach number of 4.08

Description: Report presenting measurements of the skin temperature and surface pressure on a large-scale, highly polished nose with a relatively sharp-tipped 100 degree total-angle cone followed by a conical flare section of 10 degree half-angle. Heating on the forward 3.0 to 4.5 inches of the 100 degrees cone was generally lower than that on the rearward portion.
Date: August 23, 1957
Creator: Rashis, Bernard & Bond, Aleck C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerodynamic Loads on Tails at High Angles of Attack and Sideslip

Description: "Results are presented for the loads and moments acting on the individual tail surfaces of a body-tail combination over a wide range of angles of attack and sideslip. The effects of forebody length and panel-panel interference on the characteristics are included. It is shown that large nonlinear variations in these loads and moments, which occur at some combinations of angle of attack and sideslip, cannot be predicted by low-angle theory" (p. 1).
Date: July 23, 1957
Creator: Spahr, J. Richard & Polhamus, Edward C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Material Compatibility With Gaseous Fluorine

Description: Report presenting static tests on the compatibility of gaseous fluorine with various liquids, solid plastics, waxes, and greases at pressures of 0 and 1500 pounds per square inch gage and atmospheric temperature. Several materials were found to be compatible at atmospheric pressure, but only Teflon and ruby were compatible under static conditions at 1500 pounds per square inch gage.
Date: January 23, 1957
Creator: Price, Harold G., Jr. & Douglass, Howard W.
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Investigation of a 1/22-Scale Model of the Republic F-105 Airplane in the Langley 8-Foot Transonic Tunnel: Lateral, Directional, and Additional Longitudinal Static Stability and Control

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the aerodynamic characteristics of various configurations of the Republic F-105 at Mach numbers from 0.60 to 1.13. The primary focus of this report are the static lateral and directional stability and control characteristics of the model. Results regarding force and moment results, longitudinal characteristics, lateral and directional characteristics.
Date: August 23, 1957
Creator: Luoma, Arvo A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Some Effects of Aileron Deflection on the Static Lateral and Directional Aerodynamic Characteristics of Four Contemporary Airplane Models

Description: Memorandum presenting some effects of aileron deflection on the static lateral and directional aerodynamic characteristics of four airplane models which are representative of aircraft capable of flight at supersonic speeds. The results are presented for subsonic Mach numbers ranging from 0.60 to 0.90 and for supersonic Mach numbers ranging from 1.20 to 1.90. They are limited to the most pertinent aerodynamic effects of ailerons contributing to the lateral and directional characteristics of each airplane type.
Date: July 23, 1957
Creator: Smith, Willard G. & Intrieri, Peter F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of fuel variables on carbon formation in turbojet-engine combustors

Description: Report presents the results of an investigation of the effects of fuel properties and of a number of fuel additives on combustion-chamber carbon deposition and exhaust-gas smoke formation in a single tubular turbojet-engine combustor. Limited tests were conducted with a number of the fuels in several full-scale turbojet engines to verify single-combustor data.
Date: October 23, 1957
Creator: Jonash, Edmund R.; Wear, Jerrold D. & Cook, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of 70 percent trimethyl borate 30 percent methyl alcohol fuel mixture in a single J33 combustor and in a J33 turbojet engine

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation on a single turbojet engine combustor and on a turbojet engine using a fuel mixture of 70 percent trimethyl borate and 30 percent methyl alcohol. Results regarding the single combustor's deposition, combustion efficiency, ignition, temperature distribution, pressure drop and the engine operation are provided.
Date: January 23, 1957
Creator: Schafer, Louis J., Jr. & Hickel, Robert O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effects of Jet Exhausts on Flight-Determined Longitudinal and Lateral Dynamic Stability Characteristics of the Douglas D-558-II Research Airplane

Description: Memorandum presenting a flight investigation using pulse techniques to determine longitudinal and lateral dynamic stability characteristics of the D-558-II research airplane with particular reference to the jet exhaust effects of the rocket engine. Results regarding the longitudinal stability characteristics, and lateral stability characteristics are provided.
Date: August 23, 1957
Creator: Wolowicz, Chester H. & Rediess, Herman A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerodynamic and hydrodynamic characteristics of a proposed supersonic multijet water-based hydro-ski aircraft with a variable-incidence wing

Description: From Introduction: "The configuration described in this paper represents one approach to such an airplane and the results of the wind-tunnel and tank evaluations are presented. In the present investigation, the aerodynamic longitudinal characteristics over a Mach number range from 0.6 to 1.97 were obtained."
Date: October 23, 1957
Creator: Petynia, William W.; Hasson, Dennis F. & Spooner, Stanley H.
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Effects of Control Profile on the Oscillating Hinge-Moment and Flutter Characteristics of a Flap-Type Control at Transonic Speeds

Description: Report discussing testing to determine the effects of control profile on the dynamic hinge-moment and flutter characteristics of a trailing-edge flap-type control. A conventional control and two control profile modifications were examined. Information about spring moments is also provided.
Date: August 23, 1957
Creator: Moseley, William C., Jr. & Price, George W., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analysis of Wing Loads on a Flexible Swept-Wing Jet Bomber During Push-Pull Maneuvers

Description: Report presenting measurements of the loads of the wing of a Boeing B-47A medium bomber using strain-gage instrumentation during 23 symmetrical push-pull maneuvers at a variety of altitudes, Mach numbers, and gross weights. Time histories of aerodynamic shear, bending moment, and torque at each of four spanwise stations on the left wing and one on the right wing were created. Based on the results, presently available methods seem to be capable of predicting additional and basic loads accurately within the range of flight conditions in the test.
Date: July 23, 1957
Creator: Gainer, Patrick A. & Harper, Paul W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Material compatibility with gaseous fluorine

Description: Static tests on the compatibility of fluorine with non-metals at atmospheric temperature eliminated many materials from further consideration for use in fluorine systems. Several materials were found compatible at atmospheric pressures. Only Teflon and ruby (aluminum oxide) were compatible at 1500 pounds per square inch gage.
Date: January 23, 1957
Creator: Price, Harold G., Jr. & Douglass, Howard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Boundary Solidity of Planing Lift Obtained in a High-Speed Water Jet With a Single Longitudinal Slot in Each Rigid Boundary

Description: Report discussing the hydrodynamic planing-lift forces of a model of a rectangular jet with several boundaries with slots in them in order to obtain varying boundary solidities. The lift coefficients at the different boundary solidities were compared to computed values from an equation. Information about the effects of boundary solidity, the level of optimum solidity, and the effects of speed is provided.
Date: October 23, 1957
Creator: Weinflash, Bernard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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