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Title: HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS PROGRESS REPORT, SEPTEMBER 1961

Abstract

At the end of September l961, construction of the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor was about 90% complete. Thirty-two compacted tubes of crushed, fused uranium oxide in Zircaloy sheaths were fabricated for irradiation tests and destructive evaluation. lrradiation tests of the tubes were started in the Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor and at Savannah River. The fabrication process for the tubes included steps designed to exclude hydrogenous material from the oxide cores, thereby eliminating the probable cause of sheath failures in previous irradiations. Additional experimental data on heat transfer burnout of tubes in subcooled water at pressures of about 100 to 1000 psi showed that the burnout heat flux is not affected significantiy by pressure in this range. The data were correlated in terms of water velocity and subcooling. (auth)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) & Co. Atomic Energy Div., Wilmington, Del.
OSTI Identifier:
4833171
Report Number(s):
DP-665
NSA Number:
NSA-16-002731
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(07-2)-1
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BURNOUT; CANNING; COMPACTING; COOLING; FABRICATION; FAILURES; FLUID FLOW; FUEL CANS; HEAT TRANSFER; HEAVY WATER MODERATOR; HIGH TEMPERATURE; HWCTR; HYDROGEN; IMPURITIES; IRRADIATION; MATERIALS TESTING; MEASURED VALUES; PLANNING; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; RESEARCH REACTORS; TUBES; URANIUM OXIDES; VBWR; VELOCITY; WATER COOLANT; ZIRCALOY

Citation Formats

Hood, R.R. comp. HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS PROGRESS REPORT, SEPTEMBER 1961. United States: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.2172/4833171.
Hood, R.R. comp. HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS PROGRESS REPORT, SEPTEMBER 1961. United States. doi:10.2172/4833171.
Hood, R.R. comp. Wed . "HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS PROGRESS REPORT, SEPTEMBER 1961". United States. doi:10.2172/4833171. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4833171.
@article{osti_4833171,
title = {HEAVY WATER MODERATED POWER REACTORS PROGRESS REPORT, SEPTEMBER 1961},
author = {Hood, R.R. comp.},
abstractNote = {At the end of September l961, construction of the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor was about 90% complete. Thirty-two compacted tubes of crushed, fused uranium oxide in Zircaloy sheaths were fabricated for irradiation tests and destructive evaluation. lrradiation tests of the tubes were started in the Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor and at Savannah River. The fabrication process for the tubes included steps designed to exclude hydrogenous material from the oxide cores, thereby eliminating the probable cause of sheath failures in previous irradiations. Additional experimental data on heat transfer burnout of tubes in subcooled water at pressures of about 100 to 1000 psi showed that the burnout heat flux is not affected significantiy by pressure in this range. The data were correlated in terms of water velocity and subcooling. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4833171},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {11}
}