NUCLEAR MERCHANT SHIP REACTOR ZERO POWER TEST CORE 1

Test results are reported for N.S. Savannah Core 1 reactor, normal and conjugate, giving data on excess reactivity, control rod holddown, initial critical conditions, shipboard leading guide, temperature effects on reactivity, and four flux distributions. Some of the results are: (1) excess reactivity for Core 1, Normal $14.6; (2) control rod holddown for Core 1, Normal $17.5; (3) Core 1, Conjugate, is subcritical with all rods in; and (4) the water temperature effect on reactivity is negative between 16 and 51 C. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-1202.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    Atomic Energy Division
    Lynchburg, VA  USA  24504
  • Authors:
    • Ball, R M
    • MacKinney, A L
  • Publication Date: 1960-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BAW-1202
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-3)-274
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1973 12:00AM