Accession Number : AD0635041

Title :   THE MAXIMUM FUEL ELEMENT LOADING OF THE AIR FORCE NUCLEAR ENGINEERING TEST FACILITY.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Terry, Phillip Arthur

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 205

Abstract : The maximum fuel element loading for the third core of the Air Force Nuclear Engineering Test Facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, was calculated. The effects of several fuel element loadings were evaluated using a two-dimensional, burn-p code on the 7094 computer. The criteria used in the evaluation were limits on the excess reactivity, the thermal stress, and the materials of the reactor. The 250 gm fuel element loading was found to be the maximum fuel element loading for the third core. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMAL REACTORS, REACTOR OPERATION), (*FUEL BURN UP, REACTOR CORES), AIR FORCE RESEARCH, REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS, TEST FACILITIES, NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, REACTOR REACTIVITY, THERMAL STRESSES, REACTOR MATERIALS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE