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Title: THE DEPENDENCE OF REACTOR BEHAVIOR ON THE SELF-SHUTDOWN MODE

Abstract

Relationships for obtaining the figure of merit or safety index of a reactor were formulated for the reatricted case of reactor self-shutdown with step and ramp reactivity disturbances. The propertins of reactor kinetics equations are examined for postulated forms of the coupling equation. The results show that the reactor safety index is strongly dependent on the nature of the reactivity feedhack. It is concluded that an approximate analyais of reactor design whinh is based on a knowled of feedback processes will indicate the directions to be taken for maximum gains in reactor safety. (D.L.C.)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Phillips Petroleum Co. Atomic Energy Div., Idaho Falls, Idaho
Sponsoring Org.:
US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
OSTI Identifier:
4025788
Report Number(s):
IDO-16635
NSA Number:
NSA-15-024524
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(10-1)-205
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; EQUATIONS; PERFORMANCE; PLANNING; REACTIVITY; REACTOR SAFETY; REACTORS; SHUTDOWN; VARIATIONS

Citation Formats

Forbes, S G. THE DEPENDENCE OF REACTOR BEHAVIOR ON THE SELF-SHUTDOWN MODE. United States: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.2172/4025788.
Forbes, S G. THE DEPENDENCE OF REACTOR BEHAVIOR ON THE SELF-SHUTDOWN MODE. United States. doi:10.2172/4025788.
Forbes, S G. Tue . "THE DEPENDENCE OF REACTOR BEHAVIOR ON THE SELF-SHUTDOWN MODE". United States. doi:10.2172/4025788. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4025788.
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author = {Forbes, S G},
abstractNote = {Relationships for obtaining the figure of merit or safety index of a reactor were formulated for the reatricted case of reactor self-shutdown with step and ramp reactivity disturbances. The propertins of reactor kinetics equations are examined for postulated forms of the coupling equation. The results show that the reactor safety index is strongly dependent on the nature of the reactivity feedhack. It is concluded that an approximate analyais of reactor design whinh is based on a knowled of feedback processes will indicate the directions to be taken for maximum gains in reactor safety. (D.L.C.)},
doi = {10.2172/4025788},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {4}
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