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Title: EBR-I, MARK III-DESIGN REPORT

Abstract

Under severe operating conditions, the Experimental Breeder Reactor was observed to exhibit oscillatory power characteristics and periods of prompt positive reactivity. Investigations of these characteristics resulted in the meltdown of Core-II and the design of a more suitable Core-III, with rod bowing eliminated and greater coolant flow control. The design of the core. rods, assemblies. and matrices is presented, and its control and cooling systems are described. (D.E B.)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Lemont, Ill.
OSTI Identifier:
4341757
Report Number(s):
ANL-5836
NSA Number:
NSA-12-008713
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; BREEDING; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL; CONTROL SYSTEMS; COOLANTS; COOLING; DEFORMATION; EBR-1; LIQUID FLOW; MELTING; OPERATION; OSCILLATIONS; PLANNING; POWER; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; RODS; STABILITY; STRESSES; THERMAL STRESSES

Citation Formats

Rice, R.E., Curran, R.N., McGinnis, F.D., Nevick, M., and Thalgett, F.W. EBR-I, MARK III-DESIGN REPORT. United States: N. p., 1958. Web. doi:10.2172/4341757.
Rice, R.E., Curran, R.N., McGinnis, F.D., Nevick, M., & Thalgett, F.W. EBR-I, MARK III-DESIGN REPORT. United States. doi:10.2172/4341757.
Rice, R.E., Curran, R.N., McGinnis, F.D., Nevick, M., and Thalgett, F.W. Sat . "EBR-I, MARK III-DESIGN REPORT". United States. doi:10.2172/4341757. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4341757.
@article{osti_4341757,
title = {EBR-I, MARK III-DESIGN REPORT},
author = {Rice, R.E. and Curran, R.N. and McGinnis, F.D. and Nevick, M. and Thalgett, F.W.},
abstractNote = {Under severe operating conditions, the Experimental Breeder Reactor was observed to exhibit oscillatory power characteristics and periods of prompt positive reactivity. Investigations of these characteristics resulted in the meltdown of Core-II and the design of a more suitable Core-III, with rod bowing eliminated and greater coolant flow control. The design of the core. rods, assemblies. and matrices is presented, and its control and cooling systems are described. (D.E B.)},
doi = {10.2172/4341757},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {3}
}