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Title: Memorandum on Chemical Reactors and Reactor Hazards

Abstract

Two important problems in the investigation of reactor hazards are the chemical reactivity of various materials employed in reactor construction and the chracteristics of heat transfer under transient conditions, specifically heat transfer when driven by an exponentially increasing heat source (exp t/T). Although these problems are independent of each other, when studied in relation to reactor hazards they may occur in a closely coupled sequence. For example the onset of a dangerous chemical reactor may be due to structural failure of various reactor components under an exponentially rising heat source originating with a runaway nuclear reactor. For this reason, these two problems should eventually be studied together after an exploratory experimental survey has been made in which they are considered separately.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
NAA (North American Aviation, Inc.)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
966763
Report Number(s):
NAA-SR-MEMO-40
TRN: US200922%%276
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CHEMICAL REACTORS; CONSTRUCTION; HEAT SOURCES; HEAT TRANSFER; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; TRANSIENTS

Citation Formats

Mills, M M, Pearlman, H, Ruebsamen, W, and Steele, G., Chrisney, J. Memorandum on Chemical Reactors and Reactor Hazards. United States: N. p., 1951. Web.
Mills, M M, Pearlman, H, Ruebsamen, W, & Steele, G., Chrisney, J. Memorandum on Chemical Reactors and Reactor Hazards. United States.
Mills, M M, Pearlman, H, Ruebsamen, W, and Steele, G., Chrisney, J. Thu . "Memorandum on Chemical Reactors and Reactor Hazards". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/966763.
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author = {Mills, M M and Pearlman, H and Ruebsamen, W and Steele, G., Chrisney, J.},
abstractNote = {Two important problems in the investigation of reactor hazards are the chemical reactivity of various materials employed in reactor construction and the chracteristics of heat transfer under transient conditions, specifically heat transfer when driven by an exponentially increasing heat source (exp t/T). Although these problems are independent of each other, when studied in relation to reactor hazards they may occur in a closely coupled sequence. For example the onset of a dangerous chemical reactor may be due to structural failure of various reactor components under an exponentially rising heat source originating with a runaway nuclear reactor. For this reason, these two problems should eventually be studied together after an exploratory experimental survey has been made in which they are considered separately.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1951},
month = {7}
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