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Title: Reactor hold-down arrangement

Abstract

A nuclear reactor contains an assembly of moderator blocks, laid end-to-end, one on top of another, and alongside one another, which blocks are restrained by vertical beams at each side of the assembly, fixed horizontal beams surrounding the assembly at the top and bottom and springs connecting the fixed horizontal beams and the ends of the vertical beams in such a way as to permit relatively high expansion midway of the height of the assembly while restricting expansion near the top of the assembly.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Whitehall, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Lab
OSTI Identifier:
862555
Patent Number(s):
3959073
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-52
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
reactor; hold-down; arrangement; nuclear; contains; assembly; moderator; blocks; laid; end-to-end; top; alongside; restrained; vertical; beams; fixed; horizontal; surrounding; bottom; springs; connecting; permit; relatively; expansion; midway; height; restricting; near; nuclear reactor; reactor contains; /376/976/

Citation Formats

McCugh, Ralph. Reactor hold-down arrangement. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
McCugh, Ralph. Reactor hold-down arrangement. United States.
McCugh, Ralph. Tue . "Reactor hold-down arrangement". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862555.
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abstractNote = {A nuclear reactor contains an assembly of moderator blocks, laid end-to-end, one on top of another, and alongside one another, which blocks are restrained by vertical beams at each side of the assembly, fixed horizontal beams surrounding the assembly at the top and bottom and springs connecting the fixed horizontal beams and the ends of the vertical beams in such a way as to permit relatively high expansion midway of the height of the assembly while restricting expansion near the top of the assembly.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {5}
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