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Title: ENGINEERING TEST REACTOR

Abstract

Heterogeneous reactors of the type which is both cooled and moderated by the same fluid, preferably water, and employs highly enriched fuel are reported. In this design, an inner pressure vessel is located within a main outer pressure vessel. The reactor core and its surrounding reflector are disposed in the inner pressure vessel which in turn is surrounded by a thermal shield, Coolant fluid enters the main pressure vessel, fiows downward into the inner vessel where it passes through the core containing tbe fissionable fuel assemblies and control rods, through the reflector, thence out through the bottom of the inner vessel and up past the thermal shield to the discharge port in the main vessel. The fuel assemblles are arranged in the core in the form of a cross having an opening extending therethrough to serve as a high fast flux test facility.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4273851
Patent Number(s):
2857324
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008374
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008374
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL ELEMENTS; COOLANTS; COOLING; ENRICHMENT; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; FLUID FLOW; FLUIDS; FUELS; MODERATORS; PLANNING; PRESSURE; PRESSURE VESSELS; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFLECTION; REFLECTORS; RODS; TESTING; THERMAL INSULATION; VESSELS; WATER; WATER COOLANT; WATER MODERATOR

Citation Formats

De Boisblanc, D.R., Thomas, M.E., Jones, R.M., and Hanson, G.H. ENGINEERING TEST REACTOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
De Boisblanc, D.R., Thomas, M.E., Jones, R.M., & Hanson, G.H. ENGINEERING TEST REACTOR. United States.
De Boisblanc, D.R., Thomas, M.E., Jones, R.M., and Hanson, G.H. Tue . "ENGINEERING TEST REACTOR". United States.
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title = {ENGINEERING TEST REACTOR},
author = {De Boisblanc, D.R. and Thomas, M.E. and Jones, R.M. and Hanson, G.H.},
abstractNote = {Heterogeneous reactors of the type which is both cooled and moderated by the same fluid, preferably water, and employs highly enriched fuel are reported. In this design, an inner pressure vessel is located within a main outer pressure vessel. The reactor core and its surrounding reflector are disposed in the inner pressure vessel which in turn is surrounded by a thermal shield, Coolant fluid enters the main pressure vessel, fiows downward into the inner vessel where it passes through the core containing tbe fissionable fuel assemblies and control rods, through the reflector, thence out through the bottom of the inner vessel and up past the thermal shield to the discharge port in the main vessel. The fuel assemblles are arranged in the core in the form of a cross having an opening extending therethrough to serve as a high fast flux test facility.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {10}
}