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Abnormal grain growth in M-252 and S-816 alloys

Description: Report discussing an experimental investigation was carried out on air- and vacuum-melted M-252 and S-816 alloys to find conditions of heating and hot-working which resulted in abnormal grain growth. The experiments were mainly limited to normal conditions of heating for hot-working and heat treatment and normal temperatures of solution treatment were used to allow grain growth after susceptibility to abnormal grain growth was developed by various experimental conditions. Results indicated that small reductions of essentially strain-free metal were the basic cause of such grain growth.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Decker, R. F.; Rush, A. I.; Dano, A. G. & Freeman, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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ACTIVITIES IN LIQUID AND SOLID METAL SYSTEMS. Progress Report for February 1, 1957 to January 31, 1958

Description: The results of the work on activities is the Ma-- Pb--Bi alloys, solubility of Fe--Ni alloys in Pb, and phase distribution in Fe--Ni-- Pb and Fe-- Ni-- Pb--C systems are briefly summarized. (For preceding period see AECU3385.) (J.E.D.)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Elliott, J.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analysis of operational airline data to show the effects of airborne weather radar on the gust loads and operating practices of twin-engine short-haul transport airplanes

Description: From Introduction: "The data for operations both with and without radar installed have been analyzed and the results are presented in this paper. Although these results are of limited extent, they provide a basis for early examination of any trends in the gust loads and associated operating practices which might be attributed to the use of radar."
Date: November 1957
Creator: Copp, Martin R. & Walker, Walter G.
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Annihilation of Nuclei by Displacement Spikes

Description: At an Octcber, 1957 meeting between USAEC, AECL, and Bettis personnel, the theoretical aspects of the radiation effects on the gamma red and alpha + gamma /sub 2/ transformation in U-Nb alloys were discussed. A theoretical model is presented which involves the annihilation of nuclei of the new phase by the action of displacement spikes. (W.D.M.)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Thomas, D. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Atmospheric temperature observations to 100,000 feet for several climatological regions of the Northern Hemisphere

Description: Report presenting radiosonde measurements of upper-air temperatures taken over a 5-year period at nine stations in the northern hemisphere are summarized in order to provide information on the temperatures likely to be encountered during airplane and missile operations up to 100,000 feet.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Tolefson, H. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Calculated Equilibrium Constants for Metal-Oxygen Reactions in Molten Uranium Alloys

Description: The equilibrium constants for oxidation reactions occurring in molten U alloys are estimated from thermodynamic principles. Preliminary qualitative information was provided on: the relative ability of various elements to deoxidize U, and the relative stability of the oxide formed as a result. The latter will guide in the selection of oxides as possible crucible materials. Ideas were obtained on possible purification of U by melting. (M.H.R.)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Roland, E. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CHANGE IN CRITICAL CONCENTRATION IN A CYLINDRICAL REACTOR DUE TO A LONGITUDINAL HOLE

Description: The change in critical concentration due to axial holes of various diameters in a right circular cylinder containing D/sub 2/O and pure U/sup 233/ or U/sup 235/ is discussed. This geometry is intended to represent an aqueous homogeneous reactor with a central void due to rotating flow of the fluid through the core. The critical equations and results of calculations are given. (M.H.R.)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Tobias, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Checking the Operation of a Nuclear Counting Channel

Description: Quantitative criteria for judging the performance of a nuclear counting channel are discussed. Several procedures for evaluating the performance of the counting channels were combined with statistical tests of significance into one method or test. Statistical purity checks, comparison of actual and theoretical standard deviations, the Fisher variance test, and a chi-square test are described. (M.C.G.)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Relf, K. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A COATED CAST IRON CRUCIBLE FOR USE WITH EUTECTIC Al-Si ALLOY IN THE TEMPERATURE RANGE 595-650 C

Description: The feasibility of the coated metal crucible as a container for eutectic Al--Si alloy was proven by test. Small enamel-coated east-iron pets have successfully withstood Al-- Si alloys and an oxidizing atmosphere for a period of 3 months at 725 deg C. A similarly coated east-iron crucible containing 450 pounds of eutectic Al--Si alloy was successfully tested for 144 days in a jacketing operation conducted at 595 deg to 650 deg C. Under the same conditions, the normal service life of clay-bonded graphite and silicon carbide crucibles rarely exceeds 45 days. The coating material for the iron crucible is a commercially available enamel capa ble of withstanding temperatures up to 790 deg C. lt is readily applied to the surface of a variety of ferrous metals and alloys; however, best results are obtained with alloys low in chromium and nickel which also have a low thermal expansion coefficient. (auth)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Yaggee, F.L.
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[Cook Book Cakes Display at The Owl Dr In 1 of 2]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man in a horizontal striped shirt and waist apron and an unidentified woman in a dress with a ridged collar holding a box of donuts in front of a Cook Book Cakes display. The sign in the middle of the display says "The Owl Dr In 3020 SO Lamar Dallas Texas" and there is a sign right below this that says "Try new Cook Book Maverick Spice Cake". To the left of the image are shelves filled with cans and boxes.
Date: November 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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[Cook Book Cakes Display at The Owl Dr In 2 of 2]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man in a horizontal striped shirt and waist apron and an unidentified woman in a dress with a ridged collar holding a box of donuts in front of a Cook Book Cakes display. The sign in the middle of the display says "The Owl Dr In 3020 SO Lamar Dallas Texas" and there is a sign right below this that says "Try new Cook Book Maverick Spice Cake". To the left of the image are shelves filled with cans and boxes and to the right wire shelves are visible.
Date: November 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Development of a piston-compressor type light-gas gun for the launching of free-flight models at high velocity

Description: Report presenting testing of missiles in which temperatures are approximated and aerodynamic heating of the model is representative of that experienced by the missile in high-velocity flight. The paper describes a piston compressor type of light-gas gun, which shows good agreement between predictions of performance charts and experimental data.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Charters, A. C.; Denardo, B. Pat & Rossow, Vernon J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Disintegration of Helium by 300-Mev Neutrons

Description: An investigation of the inelastic and elastic reactions between high- energy neutrons nnd He nuclei was conducted with a cloud chamber filled with He and operating in a pulsed magnetic field of 21,700 gauss. Neutrons produced by bombardment of a 1/2-in. LiD target with 340-Mev protons in the 184-in. synchrocyclotron were collimated and passed through the 22-inch expansion cloud chamber, which was filled with He gas to a total pressure of 89.8 cm Hg. Exclusive of meson-producing reactions, the possible reactions are: Inelastic, He/ sup 4/(n,pn)t, He/sup 4/(n,d)t, He/sup 4/(n,2np)d, He/sup 4/(n, dn)d, He/sup 4/ (n,2n2p) n, He/sup 4/(n, 2n) He/s up 3/; and Elastic, He/sup 4/(n,n)He/sup 4/. The total number of events, for incident neutrons above 160 Mev, was normalized to the interpolated n-He/sup 4/ total cross section at 300 Mev, and absolute cross sections for the various processes were established. Energy and angular distributions of the reaction products were compared with available theoretical predictions and other experiments. A few cases of meson production were noted. (auth)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Innes, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The EBR-I Meltdown--Physical and Metallurgical Changes in the Core. Final Report--Metallurgy Program 7.2.18

Description: As a result of the partial meltdown which occurred in EBR-1 on November 29, 1955, it was necessary to remove the core assembly from the reactor and to separate the enriched fuel section from upper and lower unenriched blanket sections. A temporary cave was constructed on top of the reactor in order to remove the core assembly, and at this time about one-fourth of the fuel elements were removed. In order to perform further disassembly operations under less hazardous conditions, the core assembly was shipped from the Idaho Division of Argonne National Laboratory, at the National Reactor Testing Station, to the Lemont, Illinois, site of the Laborntory, where disassembly was completed in a protective atmosphere. It was found that approximately 40 to 50% of the core had melted and reached temperatures ranging between approximately 850 and 1400 deg C, and that the molten portion had separated into three clearly defined zones characterized by different porosities. Densities of the zones ranged from 2.5 to 15.4 gm. cm/sup 3/, depending upon the degree of porosity. It was also found that molten fuel alloy had traveled upwnrd 5 inches and downward 3 inches between the blanket rods. Chemical and mass spectrographic analyses indicated that relatively little mixing occurred in the core during the period in which it was molten, that the fuel alloy which penetrated the blanket sections originated primarily from outer part of the molten zone, and that the blanket did not enter the molten phase. Observations during disassembly of the core and subsequent simulated meltdown experiments indicated that the porous structure which formed in the molten core could have resulted from the vaporization of cntrained NaK. (auth)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Kittel, J. H.; Novick, M. & Buchanan, R. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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AN ESTIMATE OF THE NONLEAKAGE PROBABILITY FOR BARE AQUEOUS HOMOGENEOUS U$sup 235$ REACTORS

Description: The slowing-down distribution, to thermal energy, of neutrons from a U/ sup 235/ fission source in an infinite H/sub 2/O medium up to 160 cm was determined from experimental data. The Fourier transform of this distribution and the In resonance distribution, which are the nonleakage probabilities for bare reactors, were also determined. (auth)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Trubey, D.K.; Moran, H.S. & Weinberg, A.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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FALLOUT STUDIES AND ASSESSMENT OF RADIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA. Preliminary Report

Description: Data were obtained to evaluate the attenuation of photons, emitted from a fallout field, due to the surface roughness of the terrain. A study was made to determine the effect of the shot tower on the fallout material. Particles for comparison were collected from two detonations of equal scaled height, one tower supported and the other balloon supported. Data on time-dependent phenomena were recorded, as were physical characteristics of the fallout material. The use of small balloons as instrument platforms and a new fallout collector were evaluated for field use. No conclusions or recommendations can be made at this time. (auth)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Egeberg, L.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fallout studies and assessment of radiological phenomena. Preliminary report. Project 32. 4 (of) Operation Plumbbob

Description: Data were obtained to evaluate the attenuation of photons, emitted from a fallout field, due to the surface roughness of the terrain. A study was made to determine the effect of the shot tower on the fallout material. Particles for comparison were collected from two detonations of equal scaled height, one tower supported and the other balloon supported. Data on time-dependent phenomena were recorded, as were physical characteristics of the fallout material. The use of small balloons as instrument platforms and a new fallout collector were evaluated for field use. No conclusions or recommendations can be made at this time.
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Egeberg, L.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fatigue Investigation of Full-Scale Transport-Airplane Wings: Variable-Amplitude Tests with a Gust-Loads Spectrum

Description: Report presenting results of simulated flight-history testing, which is part of a research program on the fatigue strength of the wings of C-46 airplanes. Testing was conducted using a forced-vibration method, in which a spectrum of loads derived from gust-frequency statistics was used. Results regarding crack initiation and classification, fatigue-crack propagation, final failure, and a lifetime comparison are provided.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Whaley, Richard E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Free-free gaunt factors

Description: The hydrogenic (unscreened coulomb) free-free gaunt factors are computed for a wide range of initial energies and photon frequencies. In addition, an average over initial energies with the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution is performed to give the temperatureaveraged gaunt factors for use in opacity calculations. These are presented as functions of Z/sup 2//kT and h nu /kT. The relation between these gaunt factors and the rate of bremsstrahlung energy production is given, as is the total energy emitted as a function of Z/sup 2//kT. (auth)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Karzas, W. J. & Latter, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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