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Title: ANALYSIS OF SELF-SHUTDOWN BEHAVIOR IN THE SPERT I REACTOR

Abstract

Presented at the 1958 Winter Meeting of the American Nuclear Society, December 9, 1958. Experimental and theoretical work on the selflimiting response of reactors to step and ramp insertions of reactivity is discussed along with the general characteristics of self-limiting power bursts. The static characteristics of the cores investigated are presented and the techniques of measurement are discussed. Data from step and ramp tests are presented and compared with the predictions of a theoretical formulation of reactor self- shutdown in terms of energy release. The discussion includes an evaluation of some postulated shutdown mechanisms in the light of experimental results. Some results of detailed calculations of shutdown effects due to specific mechanisms which are believed to contribute significantly to reactor self-shutdown are presented. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Phillips Petroleum Co. Atomic Energy Div., Idaho Falls, Idaho
OSTI Identifier:
4232084
Report Number(s):
IDO-16528
NSA Number:
NSA-13-021721
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(10-1)-205
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTORS; CONTROL; MEASURED VALUES; PERFORMANCE; POWER; REACTIVITY; SHUTDOWN; SPERT-1

Citation Formats

Forbes, S. G., Bentzen, F. L., French, P., Grund, J. E., Haire, J. C., Nyer, W. E., and Walker, R. F. ANALYSIS OF SELF-SHUTDOWN BEHAVIOR IN THE SPERT I REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1959. Web. doi:10.2172/4232084.
Forbes, S. G., Bentzen, F. L., French, P., Grund, J. E., Haire, J. C., Nyer, W. E., & Walker, R. F. ANALYSIS OF SELF-SHUTDOWN BEHAVIOR IN THE SPERT I REACTOR. United States. doi:10.2172/4232084.
Forbes, S. G., Bentzen, F. L., French, P., Grund, J. E., Haire, J. C., Nyer, W. E., and Walker, R. F. Thu . "ANALYSIS OF SELF-SHUTDOWN BEHAVIOR IN THE SPERT I REACTOR". United States. doi:10.2172/4232084. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4232084.
@article{osti_4232084,
title = {ANALYSIS OF SELF-SHUTDOWN BEHAVIOR IN THE SPERT I REACTOR},
author = {Forbes, S. G. and Bentzen, F. L. and French, P. and Grund, J. E. and Haire, J. C. and Nyer, W. E. and Walker, R. F.},
abstractNote = {Presented at the 1958 Winter Meeting of the American Nuclear Society, December 9, 1958. Experimental and theoretical work on the selflimiting response of reactors to step and ramp insertions of reactivity is discussed along with the general characteristics of self-limiting power bursts. The static characteristics of the cores investigated are presented and the techniques of measurement are discussed. Data from step and ramp tests are presented and compared with the predictions of a theoretical formulation of reactor self- shutdown in terms of energy release. The discussion includes an evaluation of some postulated shutdown mechanisms in the light of experimental results. Some results of detailed calculations of shutdown effects due to specific mechanisms which are believed to contribute significantly to reactor self-shutdown are presented. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4232084},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {7}
}