Accession Number : ADA297883
Title : The Effect of Gaps on Pile Reactivity,
Corporate Author : OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN
Personal Author(s) : Tamor, S.
PDF Url : ADA297883
Report Date : 14 JUL 1952
Pagination or Media Count : 18
Abstract : The variation of the reactivity of a pile as a function of width of a transverse gap is obtained. The method involves first finding the boundary condition satisfied by the flux at the gap face. This, in principle, provides enough information for a complete solution of the pile equations. A method for calculating the reactivity change is presented. The calculated reactivity is compared with experiment and a brief discussion of the validity of the approximations is given.
Descriptors : *NUCLEAR REACTORS, *PILE STRUCTURES, *REACTOR REACTIVITY, VALIDATION, VARIATIONS, BOUNDARIES, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), AIR GAPS.
Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE