SAVANNAH NUCLEAR POWER, KINETIC STABILITY ANALYSIS OF N.S. SAVANNAH REACTOR

Spectral noise analysis determines instabilities of the N.S. Savannah reactor at increasing power levels. A spectral power peak at the resonant frequency which increases in amplitude with power level will result in an instability. Two techniques of spectral noise analysis, analog and digital, were performed at eight power levels under various conditions of ship motion. Analog techniques determine the total current in a frequency band which is established by an electronic band-pass filter. A digital recording of chamber current is analyzed using an electronic computer. No indication of reactor instability was observed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NSS-116.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York Shipbuilding Corporation

    Savannah Nuclear Technology Department
    Camden, NJ  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Batch, M L
  • Publication Date: 1962-5-29

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSS-116
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1675
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM