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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bibliography on maintainence

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Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Draper, B.D.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Formation and Effects of Dibutyl Phosphate in Solvent Extraction

Description: Data are presented for the rates of formation of din-butyl phosphate (DBP) from tri-n-butyl phosphate. The effects of DBP on the extraction of zirconium from nitric acid and uranyl nitrate are reported. (auth)
Date: November 1957
Creator: Dukes, E. Kenneth
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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.
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Investigation of deflectors as gust alleviators on a 0.09-scale model of the Bell X-5 airplane with various wing sweep angles from 20 degrees to 60 degrees at Mach numbers from 0.40 to 0.90

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the high-speed 7- by 10-foot tunnel to determine the effectiveness of a given deflector arrangement as a gust alleviator on a model of the Bell X-5 airplane with various wing sweep angles, Mach numbers, and angles of attack. Results regarding lift, drag, and pitching moment are provided.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Croom, Delwin R. & Huffman, Jarrett K.
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Investigation of the compressive strength and creep of 7075-T6 aluminum-alloy plates at elevated temperatures

Description: From Summary: "Elevated-temperature compressive-strength test results form room temperature to 600 degrees Fahrenheit and creep test results from 350 degrees Fahrenheit to 500 degrees Fahrenheit are presented for V-groove edge-supported plates of 7075-T6 aluminum alloy. The test data are compared with calculations obtained from procedures for estimating maximum strength from material stress-strain curves and creep-failure stresses from isochronous stress-strain curves. The strength and creep results from this investigation are also compared with similar results from 2024-T3 aluminum-alloy plates."
Date: November 1957
Creator: Deveikis, William D.
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A LITERATURE SURVEY ON THE APPLICABILITY OF STEADY-STATE HEAT-TRANSFER COEFFICIENTS TO TRANSIENTS IN POWER OR IN FLOW WITH SINGLE-PHASE FLOW AND WITH TWO-PHASE FLOW

Description: A survey of all the known literature on the subject is presented. This survey consists of four parts amd two appendices, namely: response of single- phase-fluid forced-convection heat transfer to a rapid change of velocity, response of single-phase-fluid forced-convection heat transfer to a rapid change of temperature of the surface or of the incoming fluid, response of single- phasefluid free-convection heat transfer to a rapid change of the surface temperature or of the heat flux through the surface, response time for boiling heat tramsfer to sudden increase in heat flux, or in temperature of the wall, summary of range and nature of published test results on the response to a sudden rapid rise in heat input which brings a surface immersed in water to a temperature above the boiling point, and symbols --nomenclature. (auth)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Norris, R. H.
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LONGITUDINAL DISPERSION IN SOLVENT-EXTRACTION COLUMNS: PECLET NUMBERS FOR ORDERED AND RANDOM PACKINGS

Description: Dispersion phenomena in packed beds in both axial and radial directions were studied to provide basic data for extraction-tower design. Nine different beds were used, involving regular and random arrangements of spheres, and random arrangements of Raschig rings and Intalox saddles. For one-phase flow a wide range of Reynolds numbers was used (5 to 2000), covering regions of laminar, transition, and turbulent flow. For the axial Peclet number, different constant values were found in the turbulent range and in the laminar range. The existence of a fairly sharp transition region was observed. Radial-dispersion results showed similar behavior. The axial Peclet number was found to vary inversely with bed porosity, while the radial Peclet number was almost proportional to porosity. For two-phase fiow, measurements were made up to the flooding point, which occurred at Reynolds numbers near 100. The axial Peclet number for both continuous and discontinuous phases is a function of the Reynolds numbers for the two individual phases. For each phase, the laminar value of the axial Peclet number obtained for one-phase flow is an upper limit. Values as low one- fifth of this limiting value were found at relatively large flow rates of the second phase. The radial Peclet number was measured only for the continuous phase of two-phase systems; it was found to decrease in the same direction, but by a smaller percentage. (auth)
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: Jacques, G.L. & Vermuelen, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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