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Title: Neutronic reactor thermal shield

Abstract

1. The combination with a plurality of parallel horizontal members arranged in horizontal and vertical rows, the spacing of the members in all horizontal rows being equal throughout, the spacing of the members in all vertical rows being equal throughout; of a shield for a nuclear reactor comprising two layers of rectangular blocks through which the members pass generally perpendicularly to the layers, each block in each layer having for one of the members an opening equally spaced from vertical sides of the block and located closer to the top of the block than the bottom thereof, whereby gravity tends to make each block rotate about the associated member to a position in which the vertical sides of the block are truly vertical, the openings in all the blocks of one layer having one equal spacing from the tops of the blocks, the openings in all the blocks of the other layer having one equal spacing from the tops of the blocks, which spacing is different from the corresponding spacing in the said one layer, all the blocks of both layers having the same vertical dimension or length, the blocks of both layers consisting of relatively wide blocks and relativelymore » narrow blocks, all the narrow blocks having the same horizontal dimension or width which is less than the horizontal dimension or width of the wide blocks, which is the same throughout, each layer consisting of vertical rows of narrow blocks and wide blocks alternating with one another, each vertical row of narrow blocks of each layer being covered by a vertical row of wide blocks of the other layer which wide blocks receive the same vertical row of members as the said each vertical row of narrow blocks, whereby the rectangular perimeters of each block of each layer is completely out of register with that of each block in the other layer.« less

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Blue Ash, OH)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Lab
OSTI Identifier:
862573
Patent Number(s):
US 3963936
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC) KAPL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-52
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
neutronic; reactor; thermal; shield; combination; plurality; parallel; horizontal; arranged; vertical; rows; spacing; equal; throughout; nuclear; comprising; layers; rectangular; blocks; pass; perpendicularly; block; layer; equally; spaced; located; closer; top; bottom; whereby; gravity; tends; rotate; associated; position; truly; openings; tops; corresponding; dimension; length; consisting; relatively; wide; narrow; width; alternating; row; covered; receive; perimeters; completely; register; reactor comprising; relatively narrow; neutronic reactor; nuclear reactor; equally spaced; parallel horizontal; reactor thermal; vertical dimension; horizontal rows; thermal shield; layers consisting; /250/52/220/376/976/

Citation Formats

Lowe, Paul E. Neutronic reactor thermal shield. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Lowe, Paul E. Neutronic reactor thermal shield. United States.
Lowe, Paul E. Tue . "Neutronic reactor thermal shield". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862573.
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abstractNote = {1. The combination with a plurality of parallel horizontal members arranged in horizontal and vertical rows, the spacing of the members in all horizontal rows being equal throughout, the spacing of the members in all vertical rows being equal throughout; of a shield for a nuclear reactor comprising two layers of rectangular blocks through which the members pass generally perpendicularly to the layers, each block in each layer having for one of the members an opening equally spaced from vertical sides of the block and located closer to the top of the block than the bottom thereof, whereby gravity tends to make each block rotate about the associated member to a position in which the vertical sides of the block are truly vertical, the openings in all the blocks of one layer having one equal spacing from the tops of the blocks, the openings in all the blocks of the other layer having one equal spacing from the tops of the blocks, which spacing is different from the corresponding spacing in the said one layer, all the blocks of both layers having the same vertical dimension or length, the blocks of both layers consisting of relatively wide blocks and relatively narrow blocks, all the narrow blocks having the same horizontal dimension or width which is less than the horizontal dimension or width of the wide blocks, which is the same throughout, each layer consisting of vertical rows of narrow blocks and wide blocks alternating with one another, each vertical row of narrow blocks of each layer being covered by a vertical row of wide blocks of the other layer which wide blocks receive the same vertical row of members as the said each vertical row of narrow blocks, whereby the rectangular perimeters of each block of each layer is completely out of register with that of each block in the other layer.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {6}
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