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Title: Merchant Marine Ship Reactor

Abstract

A nuclear reactor for use in a merchant marine ship is described. The reactor is of pressurized, light water cooled and moderated design in which three passes of the water through the core in successive regions of low, intermediate, and high heat generation and downflow in a fuel region are made. The design makes a compact reactor construction with extended core life. The core has an egg-crate lattice containing the fuel elements that are confined between a lower flow baffle and upper grid plate, with the latter serving also as part of a turn- around manifold from which the entire coolant is distributed into the outer fuel elements for the second pass through the core. The inner fuel elements are cooled in the third pass. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4013878
Patent Number(s):
2,982,713
Assignee:
U.S. Atimic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-025666
NSA Number:
NSA-15-025666
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; DISTRIBUTION; FUEL ELEMENTS; LIQUID FLOW; PATENT; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; SHIPS; WATER COOLANT; WATER MODERATOR; ZONES; BURNUP; COOLING; FINS; INJECTION; MACHINE PARTS; PIPES; PLANNING; PROPULSION; TUBES

Citation Formats

Sankovich, M. F., Mumm, J. F., North, Jr, D. C., Rock, H. R., and Gestson, D. K. Merchant Marine Ship Reactor. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Sankovich, M. F., Mumm, J. F., North, Jr, D. C., Rock, H. R., & Gestson, D. K. Merchant Marine Ship Reactor. United States.
Sankovich, M. F., Mumm, J. F., North, Jr, D. C., Rock, H. R., and Gestson, D. K. Mon . "Merchant Marine Ship Reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4013878.
@article{osti_4013878,
title = {Merchant Marine Ship Reactor},
author = {Sankovich, M. F. and Mumm, J. F. and North, Jr, D. C. and Rock, H. R. and Gestson, D. K.},
abstractNote = {A nuclear reactor for use in a merchant marine ship is described. The reactor is of pressurized, light water cooled and moderated design in which three passes of the water through the core in successive regions of low, intermediate, and high heat generation and downflow in a fuel region are made. The design makes a compact reactor construction with extended core life. The core has an egg-crate lattice containing the fuel elements that are confined between a lower flow baffle and upper grid plate, with the latter serving also as part of a turn- around manifold from which the entire coolant is distributed into the outer fuel elements for the second pass through the core. The inner fuel elements are cooled in the third pass. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {5}
}

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