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Title: A SURVEY OF THE BEGINNING OF LIFE CHARACTERISTICS OF URANIUM-FUELED, WATER- MODERATED LATTICES

Abstract

BS>Calculations were performed on the beginning of life characteristics of uranium-fueled water-moderated lattices with water-to-uranium volume ratios of 0.4 to 4.0 and enrichments of 1 to 4%. Both uranium metal and UO/sub 2/ fuel were investigated. Results indicated that an initial conversion ratio of the order of 0.9 may be attainable in lowenrichment uranium-fueled, water-moderated reactors with sufficient initial excess reactivity to allow a reasonable lifetime. The maximum conversion ratio for a given initial excess reactivity corresponded to fairly dry cores, with metal-to-water volume ratios of the order of one. (M.C.G.)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Combustion Engineering, Inc. Nuclear Div., Windsor, Conn.
OSTI Identifier:
4839738
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 4839738
Report Number(s):
CEND-137
NSA Number:
NSA-15-031490
DOE Contract Number:
AT(30-1)-2379
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Contract Title : STUDY OF SLIGHTLY-ENRICHED URANIUM-WATER LATTICES WITH HIGH CONVERSION RATIO. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; ENRICHMENT; LATTICES; LIFETIME; METALS; REACTIVITY; REACTORS; URANIUM; URANIUM DIOXIDE; WATER MODERATOR

Citation Formats

Bengston, J., and Hellens, R.L.. A SURVEY OF THE BEGINNING OF LIFE CHARACTERISTICS OF URANIUM-FUELED, WATER- MODERATED LATTICES. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Bengston, J., & Hellens, R.L.. A SURVEY OF THE BEGINNING OF LIFE CHARACTERISTICS OF URANIUM-FUELED, WATER- MODERATED LATTICES. United States.
Bengston, J., and Hellens, R.L.. Sat . "A SURVEY OF THE BEGINNING OF LIFE CHARACTERISTICS OF URANIUM-FUELED, WATER- MODERATED LATTICES". United States. doi:.
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author = {Bengston, J. and Hellens, R.L.},
abstractNote = {BS>Calculations were performed on the beginning of life characteristics of uranium-fueled water-moderated lattices with water-to-uranium volume ratios of 0.4 to 4.0 and enrichments of 1 to 4%. Both uranium metal and UO/sub 2/ fuel were investigated. Results indicated that an initial conversion ratio of the order of 0.9 may be attainable in lowenrichment uranium-fueled, water-moderated reactors with sufficient initial excess reactivity to allow a reasonable lifetime. The maximum conversion ratio for a given initial excess reactivity corresponded to fairly dry cores, with metal-to-water volume ratios of the order of one. (M.C.G.)},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1961},
month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1961}
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