Accession Number : ADA299061
Title : Reactor Noise Analysis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD
Personal Author(s) : Ventura, John C.
PDF Url : ADA299061
Report Date : 09 MAY 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 62
Abstract : Noise analysis experiments were conducted on the TRIGA-F reactor at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute at Bethesda, Maryland. A pseudo-random reactivity perturbation was inserted into a cold critical core. Power level fluctuations were monitored and an estimated transfer function was constructed. From graphical plot analysis, the breakpoint frequency corresponding to beta/1 was measured to be 183 (units) 1/sec. This is the first such measurement on a TRIGA-F reactor by forced oscillation and is accurate to accepted values.
Descriptors : *TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, *NUCLEAR REACTORS, *NOISE ANALYZERS, POWER LEVELS, PERTURBATIONS, OSCILLATION, PSEUDO RANDOM SYSTEMS, RADIOBIOLOGY.
Subject Categories : Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE