NUCLEAR MERCHANT SHIP REACTOR PROJECT EXTENDED ZERO POWER TESTS, NS SAVANNAH CORE 1, VOLUME 2
The activity of manganese alloy wires which have been exposed in the reactor core is measured and automatically punched into IBM cards. A computer program, PHY No. 44, accepts these cards, along with identifying and control data which is manually punched. The program tabulates the activity and the ratio of the activity to the average activity in the core for each position along the wire where a measurement was taken. The averageactivity for each wire and for the core is also printed out. Averaging along each wire is performed by a second order difference scheme, described in detail in the following section. Each wire average is weighted with an input weight factor to obtain a whole core average. A wire numbering matrix has been adopted and is common to all runs. The first number refers to the can number. The second and third numbers refer to the x and y positions within the can. Note that the odd numbers refer to wire positions, while even numbers are assigned to fuel pin positions.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-1203-Vol 2.
Babcock and Wilcox CompanyAtomic Energy Division
Lynchburg, VA United States 24504
- MacKinney, A L
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 196 p.
- Volume: 2
- TRT Terms: Equipment tests; Fuel elements; Nuclear fuels; Nuclear reactors
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor fuel elements; Nuclear reactor testing
- Subject Areas: Energy; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026425
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: BAW-1203(Vol 2)
- Contract Numbers: AT(30-1)-2534
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 9 1973 12:00AM