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Evaluation of tensile specimen types used for uranium

Description: An evaluation was undertaken to compare the results of various thicknesses of flat tensile specimens with results of round specimens from the same uranium plate, and to analyze the effect of some of the fabrication and testing variables on the test results. Flat specimens gave good reproducibility, particularly at thicknesses of 0.150 and 0.200 inch, but showed biases when compared to round specimens which varied as a function of thickness. Fabrication variables such as omitting hand polishing … more
Date: June 27, 1963
Creator: Burditt, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Digital Intermittent Data Flow Magnetic Tape Recording System

Description: A unique mechanical drive system with associated transistorized circuitry has been developed to allow digital recording on magnetic tape at carrying data flow rates. The present system records on command at rates up to 40 characters per second with a packing density of 200 characters per inch. The output is on half-inch magnetic tape in a format compatible with conventional playback equipment.
Date: July 1, 1963
Creator: Kannolt, J. R. & Miller, K. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Reactor power level limits

Description: This document is submitted in response to a request from the Atomic Energy Commission for a report on the safety aspects of reactor operation at bulk outlet temperatures in the neighborhood of 95 C. To properly describe the safety aspects of operation it is necessary to address the report to the engineering parameters associated with reactor operation and compare them to actual technical limits. Also, some discussion of administrative power level limits and bulk outlet temperature is in order.
Date: December 3, 1963
Creator: Owsley, G. F. & Ambrose, T. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aqueous Processing of Thorium Fuels, Part 2

Description: The status of aqueous processing methods for tharium fuels is reviewed. A specially designed 250-ton shear was successfully tested for shearing full-size simulated Consolidated Edison type unirradiated assemblies into 0.25-1.5 in. lengths.
Date: June 7, 1963
Creator: Blanco, R. E.; Ferris, L. M.; Watson, C. D. & Rainey, R. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Process design scope criteria Purex multipurpose dissolvers

Description: An engineering study was recently performed by Separations Process Design Engineering to determine the feasibility of processing the total Chemical Processing Department production load in the Purex Plant. This document summarizes the results of the study and the basis for the scope design or the multipurpose dissolvers for the Purex Plant.
Date: October 15, 1963
Creator: Ehrlich, R. D. & LaRiviere, J. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Design and Analysis of the Experimental Gas-Cooled Reactor Fuel Assemblies

Description: The design of the Experimental Gas-Cooled Reactor fuel assemblies is described and a brief outline of the experimental heat transfer and fluid dynamic studies and mechanical testing is given, and he results of their application to the fuel element analysis are shown. The failure criteria are presented, the hot-channel factors are described, and the expected fission-gas pressure buildup within the elements is discussed.
Date: September 27, 1963
Creator: Samuels, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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UNH transfer study

Description: The transfer of uranyl nitrate hexahydrate solution from the, Purex Plant in 200-East Area to the U0{sub 3} Plant in 200-West Area is presently being accomplished with the use of two specially built trailer trucks. This system has been used since the startup of the Purex Plant. Because the production rate of Purex has increased significantly since then, it seems appropriate to ask, ``Is trucking the optimum method under the present and predicted rates of production?`` At the request of Purex Op… more
Date: June 17, 1963
Creator: French, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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