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Title: HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for March 1960

Abstract

Safeguards analyses of the boiling D/sub 2/O loop of the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) show that neither a power failure nor a loss of cooling water will cause a serious accident if the reactor is scrammed. Construction was started on a full-scale mockup of the bayonet for this loop. The mockup will be used for studies of possible vibration phenomena associated with the flow of steamwater mixtures. Emphasis in the development of uranium metal fuel for power reactor use has been shifted to coex truded tubes that have a higher surfacs-to-volume ratio than those fabricated heretofore. The modified tubs design will permit higher powers to be achieved without exceeding thermal limitations, end offers the potential advantage of improved metullurgical behavior during irradiation. A swaged tube of uranium oxide with stailness steel cladding apparently failed during irradiation. (auth)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) & Co. Savannah River Lab., Aiken, S.C.
OSTI Identifier:
4161741
Report Number(s):
DP-485
NSA Number:
NSA-14-017596
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(07-2)-1
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ACCIDENTS; BOILING; CANNING; CONFIGURATION; COOLANT LOOPS; ELECTRICITY; FABRICATION; FAILURES; FLUID FLOW; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; IRRADIATION; MOCKUP; PLANNING; POWER PLANTS; REACTOR SAFETY; REACTORS; SHUTDOWN; STAINLESS STEELS; STEAM; TUBES; URANIUM OXIDES; VIBRATIONS

Citation Formats

Hood, R.R. comp. HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for March 1960. United States: N. p., 1960. Web. doi:10.2172/4161741.
Hood, R.R. comp. HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for March 1960. United States. doi:10.2172/4161741.
Hood, R.R. comp. Fri . "HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for March 1960". United States. doi:10.2172/4161741. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4161741.
@article{osti_4161741,
title = {HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS. Progress Report for March 1960},
author = {Hood, R.R. comp.},
abstractNote = {Safeguards analyses of the boiling D/sub 2/O loop of the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) show that neither a power failure nor a loss of cooling water will cause a serious accident if the reactor is scrammed. Construction was started on a full-scale mockup of the bayonet for this loop. The mockup will be used for studies of possible vibration phenomena associated with the flow of steamwater mixtures. Emphasis in the development of uranium metal fuel for power reactor use has been shifted to coex truded tubes that have a higher surfacs-to-volume ratio than those fabricated heretofore. The modified tubs design will permit higher powers to be achieved without exceeding thermal limitations, end offers the potential advantage of improved metullurgical behavior during irradiation. A swaged tube of uranium oxide with stailness steel cladding apparently failed during irradiation. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4161741},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {4}
}

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