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Operating characteristics of a uranium graphite subcritical assembly with coolant simulation

by John Henry Hoganson

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Published by Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa .
Written in English

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  • Nuclear physics

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    ContributionsIowa State College
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25126566M

    meet operating conditions • The accelerator beam can be shut off to turn off the reactor • Accelerator technologies, especially superconducting linacs, are rapidly improving, costs are declining We at Muons, Inc. are furthering plans to use an accelerator with a molten salt reactor R. Abrams, Division of Particles and Fields Meeting 8/03/ 5. The subcritical core operates at an effective neutron multiplication factor of around The core consists of two alloys (NpPuZr and AmCmPu-5Y) clad with HT-9 tube, following those proposed in the early design study of an ABR [7]. The coolant material is liquid metal; sodium or lead-bismuth eutectic (%).

    The liquid fluoride thorium reactor (acronym LFTR; often pronounced lifter) is a type of molten salt use the thorium fuel cycle with a fluoride-based, molten, liquid salt for a typical design, the liquid is pumped between a critical core and an external heat exchanger where the heat is transferred to a nonradioactive secondary salt. Uranium. Uranium is a hard, dense, malleable, ductile, silver-white, radioactive metal. Uranium metal has very high density. When finely divided, it can react with cold water. In air it is coated by uranium oxide, tarnishing rapidly. It is attacked by steam and acids. Uranium can form solids solutions and intermetallic compounds with many of.

    the U.S. domestic mining industry, the more commonly used unit is pounds (lbs.) uranium oxide (U 3 O 8). For convenience, 1 metric tonne is usually written 1 tonne. International usage reports uranium concentration in ore as percent U (uranium metal), not percent U 3 O 8 (uranium oxide). Useful conversion factors are: 1 short ton U 3 O. U, while occuring in natural uranium to the extent of only %, is so fissionable with slow neutrons that a self-sustaining fission chain reaction can be made in a reactor constructed from natural uranium and a suitable moderator, such as heavy water or graphite, alone.


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Operating characteristics of a uranium graphite subcritical assembly with coolant simulation by John Henry Hoganson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Calhoun: The NPS Institutional Archive Theses and Dissertations Thesis Collection Operating characteristics of a uranium graphite subcritical assembly with coolant simulation. Calhoun: The NPS Institutional Archive Theses and Dissertations Thesis Collection Operating characteristics of a uranium graphite subcritical assembly.

Recommended Citation. Baughman, Fred Hubbard, "Operating characteristics of a uranium graphite subcritical assembly " (). Retrospective Theses and : Fred Hubbard Baughman. It represents a virtual reality simulation of an experiment on a subcritical uranium-graphite assembly. This practical work plays an important role in the training of young specialists studying.

Creating a virtual analogue of a uranium-graphite subcritical assembly for carrying out laboratory work at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, mastering the methods of creating virtual. Responsiveness of the Subcritical Reactor Define the subcritical multiplication factor.

Explain how subcritical multiplication of a neutron source in a subcritical core causes: an observable, steady power level that is larger than the source, - a change in power level after a reactivity change that leaves the core subcritical.

Shripad T. Revankar, in Storage and Hybridization of Nuclear Energy, High-Temperature Gas Cooled Reactors. As listed in Tablethe gas-cooled reactor (GCR) called advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) is CO 2 cooled and graphite-moderated thermal reactor.

In the United Kingdom, there are currently seven AGR nuclear power stations (five in England and two in Scotland) each with two. SCWRs (see Fig.

) are a class of high-temperature, high-pressure water-cooled reactors operating with a direct (indirect) energy-conversion cycle and above the thermodynamic critical point of water (critical pressure: MPa and critical temperature: °C).The higher thermodynamic efficiency and plant simplification opportunities afforded by a high-temperature, single-phase.

A numerical model of the fuel assembly, shown in Fig. 10, was developed using ANSYS to evaluate the consequence of a worst-case accident scenario, where complete loss of all coolant-side safety systems, sudden loss of all light-water coolant (LOCA), and loss of all station power were modelled.

A two-dimensional approximation for the thermal. Control rods are rods, plates, or tubes containing a neutron absorbing material (material with high absorbtion cross-section for thermal neutron) such as boron, hafnium, cadmium, etc., used to control the power of a nuclear absorbing neutrons, a control rod prevents the neutrons from causing further fissions.

Control rods usually constitute cluster control rod assemblies and are. Natural uranium-graphite subcritical reactor system for education and research.

[Seattle] Engineering Experiment Station, University of Washington, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Albert L Babb. a subcritical assembly. The produced neutrons are relatively of low energy (En = MeV) that by diffusion in a graphite assembly provides a facility for a broad reactor simulation and neutron related experiments.

The sub-critical assembly main material is the moderator being a pirolytic graphite pile. @article{osti_, title = {Computational fluid dynamics analyses of lateral heat conduction, coolant azimuthal mixing and heat transfer predictions in a BR2 fuel assembly geometry.}, author = {Tzanos, C P and Dionne, B}, abstractNote = {To support the analyses related to the conversion of the BR2 core from highly-enriched (HEU) to low-enriched (LEU) fuel, the thermal-hydraulics codes.

The TEF (Fig. ) consists of two buildings, the Transmutation Physics Experimental Facility (TEF-P) [] and the ADS Target Test Facility (TEF-T) [].Two facilities are connected by the proton beam line with a low-power beam extraction mechanism using a laser beam [].TEF-P is a facility with zero-power critical assembly wherein a low-power proton beam is available to study the reactor.

Several of these countries have large uranium resources, as well as the potential of continuing to produce uranium for the world market.

With the development of a more open system following the dissolution of the Soviet Union and its trading alliance insome of these countries reported large amounts of uranium resources for the Red Book.

Experience of operating reactor facilities (RF) with lead-bismuth coolant (LBC) has revealed that it is possible to perform safe refueling in short terms if the whole core is replaced and a kit of the special refueling equipment is used. However, comparing with RFs of nuclear submarines (NS), in which at the moment of performance of refueling the residual heat release is small, at RF SVBR Generation IV Nuclear Reactor information paper, including the Generation IV Forum.

Information from the World Nuclear Association, the global private-sector organization providing information on nuclear power, nuclear energy, and the use of nuclear energy in meeting the needs of. URANIUM MINING METHODS. Based on the current understanding of uranium deposits in the Commonwealth of Virginia, extraction of uranium ore would use open-pit mining, or underground mining, or a combination of both ().These general terms incorporate a large variety of design possibilities—there are as many methods of mining uranium as there are orebody sizes, shapes, and mineral constituents.

Tungsten or natural uranium is the target material for generating neutrons driving the subcritical assembly. The subcritical assembly more» is composed of WWR-M2 - Russian fuel assemblies with U enrichment of wt%, surrounded by beryllium reflector assembles and graphite blocks.

A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustained nuclear chain r reactors are used at nuclear power plants for electricity generation and in nuclear marine from nuclear fission is passed to a working fluid (water or gas), which in turn runs through steam turbines.

In the United States, uranium ores contain from –% of the uranium oxide U 3 O 8; the uranium in the ore is about % nonfissionable U with only % fissionable U Nuclear reactors require a fuel with a higher concentration of U than is found in nature; it is normally enriched to have about 5% of uranium mass as U  All three are radioactive.

Uranium is the most stable isotope, with a half-life of × 10 9 years (close to the age of the Earth). Uranium has a half-life of × 10 8 years, and uranium has a half-life of × 10 5 years.

[60] Uranium is an α emitter, decaying through the member uranium natural decay series into. • The U.S. program assumes: – Direct cycle, – Thermal spectrum, – Light-water coolant and moderator, – Low-enriched uranium oxide fuel, – Base load operation. 25 MPa (supercritical) C (supercritical) 25 MPa (supercritical) C (subcritical) Subcritical pressure Subcritical temperature 25 MPa (supercritical) C.