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Title: METAL-WATER REACTIONS: II. AN EVALUATION OF SEVERE NUCLEAR EXCURSIONS IN LIGHT WATER REACTORS

Abstract

An evaluation of the power and temperature versus time histories of three typical water-cooled and moderated reacters during a nuclear excursion was made by applying a previously reported method of analysis. These reactors are characterized by one of the following types of fuel elements: U - Al alloy, highly enriched, aluminum jacketted, alat plate; U-Zr alloy, highly enriched, zirconium clad, flat plate; and UO/sub 2/, slightly enriched, zirconium clad rods. The validity of the method of analysis was evaluated by comparing the results with experimental data derived from the BORAX I and SPERT I tests. The effects of varying some of the input duta, such as heat transfer coefficients, and of considering various nuclear shutdown mechanisms were also obtained. (auth)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co. Atomic Power Equipment Dept., San Jose, Calif.
Sponsoring Org.:
US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
OSTI Identifier:
4210189
Report Number(s):
GEAP-3178
NSA Number:
NSA-14-002139
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(04-3)-189
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ALUMINUM; ALUMINUM ALLOYS; BORAX-1; ENRICHMENT; EXCURSIONS; FUEL CANS; FUEL ELEMENTS; HEAT TRANSFER; INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; PLATES; POWER; REACTORS; SHUTDOWN; SPERT-1; TEMPERATURE; TESTING; URANIUM ALLOYS; URANIUM OXIDES; VARIATIONS; WATER COOLANT; WATER MODERATOR; ZIRCONIUM; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Owens, J. I. METAL-WATER REACTIONS: II. AN EVALUATION OF SEVERE NUCLEAR EXCURSIONS IN LIGHT WATER REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web. doi:10.2172/4210189.
Owens, J. I. METAL-WATER REACTIONS: II. AN EVALUATION OF SEVERE NUCLEAR EXCURSIONS IN LIGHT WATER REACTORS. United States. doi:10.2172/4210189.
Owens, J. I. Mon . "METAL-WATER REACTIONS: II. AN EVALUATION OF SEVERE NUCLEAR EXCURSIONS IN LIGHT WATER REACTORS". United States. doi:10.2172/4210189. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4210189.
@article{osti_4210189,
title = {METAL-WATER REACTIONS: II. AN EVALUATION OF SEVERE NUCLEAR EXCURSIONS IN LIGHT WATER REACTORS},
author = {Owens, J. I.},
abstractNote = {An evaluation of the power and temperature versus time histories of three typical water-cooled and moderated reacters during a nuclear excursion was made by applying a previously reported method of analysis. These reactors are characterized by one of the following types of fuel elements: U - Al alloy, highly enriched, aluminum jacketted, alat plate; U-Zr alloy, highly enriched, zirconium clad, flat plate; and UO/sub 2/, slightly enriched, zirconium clad rods. The validity of the method of analysis was evaluated by comparing the results with experimental data derived from the BORAX I and SPERT I tests. The effects of varying some of the input duta, such as heat transfer coefficients, and of considering various nuclear shutdown mechanisms were also obtained. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4210189},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {6}
}