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20,000 KW Nuclear Power Plant Study for United States Atomic Energy Commission

Description: Introduction: In September of 156, Gilbert Associates, Inc., entered into a contract with the United States of America, acting through the United States Atomic Energy Commission, for the study and preliminary design of a nuclear power plant being considered for integration into a central station power system at an overseas site.
Date: July 7, 1957
Creator: Gilbert Associates, Inc.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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100 Areas water treatment specifications

Description: This memorandum discussed review of the data from tests using alum in the treatment of pile process water, and using activated silica as a coagulant aid during period of low water temperature, which shows that this method should be substituted for the present method of treating pile process water in all 100 Areas. It was recommended that the water treatment procedures and specifications attached to this memorandum be initiated as standard practice in all 100 Areas as soon as it is possible to make the necessary equipment modifications and installations.
Date: July 11, 1952
Creator: Greninger, A. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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105-N charge-discharge rates

Description: Figures have and can be generated that indicate a higher charge-discharge rate if required before 105-N will be comparable with existing reactors. Also, these figures show an apparent operating cost incentive to increase the charge-discharge rates proposed for 105-N. Although these figures may be true by themselves, other figures developed from the same information and stated on a basis that affords a true comparison, show that the proposed rates for 105-N are compatible with those in existing reactors. However, the accomplishments of existing reactors should be considered as a guide only and not as Criteria since the design basis has already been established for Project CAI-816. An average charge-discharge rate has been proposed for 105-N that is compatible with the two main ground rules of the Project. Namely, the capital cost limitation and the plant factor. This rate of 8 tubes/hr. is one that appears to be reasonable from the charge-discharge design aspects and there is a good possibility that it can be increased with operational experience.
Date: July 2, 1959
Creator: Nesbitt, J. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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200 area weekly report

Description: No Description Available.
Date: July 28, 1955
Creator: Christl, R. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Absorption Spectra of Plutonium and Impurity Ions in Nitric Acid Solution

Description: The absorption spectra for Pu(III), (IV), (VI), and the red Pu(IV)- peroxy complex were determined in HNO/sub 3/ solution. Extinction coefficients for the above species of Pu were measured. Temperature has little effect on the spectra, but variation of acidity causes shifting of absorption peaks and some changes in the extinction coefficients. The absorption spectra and extinction coefficients in the region 390 to 1200 m mu were measured for chromic, nickelous, manganous, calcium, lanthanum, aluminum, ferrous. ferric, and permanganate ions in HNO/sub 3/ solutions. In addition, the effects of nitrite, oxalic acid, sulfamic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and various HNO/sub 3/ concentrations on the extinction coefficients of some of these ions were determined. The chromic, nickelous, ferrous, and permanganate ions, and ferric ion with oxalic acid, have sufficiently high extinction coefficients to cause inaccuracies in valence determinations of Pu in solutions containing high concentrations of these ions, unless corrections are made. (auth)
Date: July 31, 1956
Creator: Myers, M. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Abundances of the Elements

Description: The abundances of the elements in nature, meteorites, and the Universe are reviewed. (DLC)
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Suess, Hans E. & Urey, Harold C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Acceleration Characteristics of a Turbojet Engine With Variable-Position Inlet Guide Vanes

Description: Report presenting a study of the acceleration characteristics of a turbojet engine equipped with variable-position inlet guide vanes in the altitude test chamber. Maximum acceleration values for 3 engines of the same model were also obtained during testing and were found to differ as much as 50 percent. Results regarding the effect of fuel step size and inlet guide vane on acceleration, effect of flight condition, reproducibility of engine acceleration, compressor pressure ratio in relation to acceleration, and acceleration with inlet air distortion are provided.
Date: July 7, 1955
Creator: Dobson, W. F. & Wallner, Lewis E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Acceleration of high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine as determined from component performance characteristics 2: effect of compressor interstage air bleed

Description: Report presenting an analytical investigation to determine the effect of compressor interstage air bleed with the use of constant-area bleed ports on the acceleration characteristics of a typical high-pressure-ratio single-spool turbojet engine. Constant-area interstage bleed, properly located, gave smaller acceleration times than variable-area compressor exit bleed. Results regarding acceleration with interstage bleed, acceleration using constant-area interstage bleed in combination with compressor outlet bleed, variable-area interstage bleed, and comparison of acceleration modes are provided.
Date: July 3, 1953
Creator: Rebeske, John J., Jr. & Dugan, James F., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Accident in Continuous-Dissolver Pilot Plant of Fluoride Volatility Project on May 15, 1957

Description: A series of explosions, estimated at five, occurred over a period of ten seconds within the continuous dissolver pilot plant, of the Fluoride Volatility Project on May 15, 1957. The explosive reactions occurred in the dissolver vessels as a result of violent chemical reactions between uranium and an interhalogen mixture. Just what the conditions were which triggered the explosions, have not been definitely established. Nevertheless, based upon the evidence which has been collected, several possible explanations, listed according to probability, are presented. A number of recommendations are included to be followed before operation of the pilot plant is resumed. These recommendations relate to additional laboratory research, equipment design, facility design, and use of a review committee. Safety rules for handling BrF/ sub 3/, BrF/sub 5/, ClF/sub 3/, and Br/sub 2/ are appended. (C.H.)
Date: July 10, 1957
Creator: Strickland, G.; Horn, F. L.; Johnson, R. & Dwyer, O. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Accumulation of Radioactivity in Columbia River Fish in the Vicinity of the Hanford Works

Description: Abstract: The data obtained from the radioassay of fish collected in vicinity of the Hanford Works between April, 1948 and June, 1950 are presented. Most of the radioactivity in the fish resulted from the concentration of p32 in the scales, bone, and certain visceral organs. The level of activity density in the fish was influenced by size, feeding habits and metabolic rate in addition to the activity density of the water. Changes in operation of nuclear reactors have resulted in progressive increases in activity densities of fish from one year to the next. The levels of radioactivity are not sufficiently high to be hazardous to either the fish or persons eating them.
Date: July 1, 1952
Creator: Olson, P. A., Jr. & Foster, Richard F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Additional Analysis of SRE Safety

Description: AI-MEMOS are working papers and may be expanded, modified, or withdrawn at any time, and are intended for internal use only. Further dissemination is not permitted and distribution to abstracting agencies is not authorized.
Date: July 1, 1956
Creator: Morgan, W. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Additional measurements of the low-speed static stability of a configuration employing three triangular wing panels and a body of equal length

Description: From Introduction: "The results of an investigation of the low-speed static stability of a simplified model of such an arrangement having one of the airfoils placed vertically on top of the body and the other two as wing panels having negative dihedral are presented in reference 1. In order to provide information for predicting the effects of changes in the basic configuration on the low-speed stability characteristics presented in reference 1, additional measurements have been made."
Date: July 25, 1955
Creator: Delany, Noel K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Additional Static and Fatigue Tests of High-Strength Aluminum-Alloy Bolted Joints

Description: From Introduction: "Early in 1951 the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics published, as Technical Note 2276 (ref. 1), a report by the Aluminum Research Laboratories of the Aluminum Company of America on the results of static and fatigue tests of high-strength aluminum alloy monobloc specimens and bolted joints. In view of special interest shown by several aircraft companies, certain expansions of the test program were undertaken by the Aluminum Research Laboratories and are reported herein."
Date: July 1954
Creator: Hartmann, E. C.; Holt, Marshall & Eaton, I. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Adsorption of Zirconium-Niobium on Silica Gel

Description: From abstract: "Adsorption of radioactive zirconium-niobium from uranyl nitrate solutions by silica gel was increased by increasing the temperature and time the solution contacts silica gel, and decreased by "aging" the solutions before contacting the silica gel."
Date: July 1957
Creator: Karraker, David G. & Parker, Sidney G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Study [Part 1]: Phase 1 Report

Description: From preface: This report covers Phase I of the authorized work, consisting of determination of the specific reactor concept and size for the most economic reactor, preparation of a reference design of the most promising concept and estimated capital and generating costs, evaluation of the variations in cost as a function of unit size, and evaluation of the reductions in ultimate costs for a power station having multiple units of the same type.
Date: July 1959
Creator: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Division of Reactor Development.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Study [Part 3]: 235 Mw Coal-fired Generating Plant

Description: "This study is one of four initiated in 1958 by the Division of Reactor Development, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, to assess the feasibility of power generation through the use of certain types of nuclear reactors. These studies are available from the Office of Technical Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington 25, D.C."
Date: July 1959
Creator: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Division of Reactor Development.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Advanced Seminar in Reactor Physics

Description: The following report provides equations that result from a seminar in reactor physics.
Date: July 26, 1950
Creator: Smith, Nicholas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerodynamic Characteristics at High and Low Subsonic Mach Numbers of the NACA 0012, 64₂-015, and 64₃-018 Airfoil Sections at Angles of Attack from -2 Degrees to 30 Degrees

Description: An investigation has been made in the Langley low-turbulence pressure tunnel of the aerodynamic characteristics of the NACA 0012, 64(sub 2)-015, and 64(sub 3)-018 airfoil sections. Data were obtained at Mach numbers from 0.3 to that for tunnel choke, at angles of attack from -2deg to 30deg, and with the surface. of each airfoil smooth-and with roughness applied at the leading edge.The Reynolds numbers of the tests ranged from 0.8 x 10(exp 6) to 4.4 x 10(exp 6). The results are presented as variations of lift, drag, and quarter-chord pitching-moment coefficients with Mach number.
Date: July 23, 1954
Creator: Critzos, Chris C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerodynamic Characteristics at Supersonic Speeds of a Series of Wing-Body Combinations Having Cambered Wings With an Aspect Ratio of 3.5 and a Taper Ratio of 0.2: Effect at M = 2.01 of Nacelle Shape and Position on the Aerodynamic Characteristics in Pitch of Two Wing-Body Combinations with 47 Degree Sweptback Wings

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation at M = 2.01 in the 4- by 4-foot supersonic pressure tunnel to determine the effect of a series of nacelles on the longitudinal stability characteristics of a sweptback wing-body combination. Nacelle shape and position were varied on a configuration with a 6-percent-thick wing with an aspect ratio of 3.5, a taper ratio of 0.2, and 47 degrees of sweep at the quarter chord.
Date: July 25, 1952
Creator: Driver, Cornelius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds of an all-movable, tapered, 45 degrees sweptback, aspect-ratio-4 tail surface deflected about a skewed hinge axis

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of the present paper was to determine whether the characteristics about a skewed axis could be predicted from data about the normal angle-of-attack axis, and whether such a configuration offered any aerodynamic advantages over the conventional hinge location normal to the pane of symmetry."
Date: July 3, 1952
Creator: Hammond, Alexander D. & Watson, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerodynamic Characteristics of a 1/4-Scale Model of the Duct System for the General Electric P-1 Nuclear Powerplant for Aircraft

Description: Report discussing testing on a model of the General Electric P-1 nuclear powerplant to determine its internal aerodynamic characteristics. The main purposes of testing were to measure the mass-flow distribution of air, to measure the total-pressure losses for the duct components and complete model, and to determine modifications necessary to attain the desired performance characteristics.
Date: July 29, 1955
Creator: Wood, Charles C. & Henry, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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