NS SAVANNAH TIME-TO-MELT CALCULATION PROCEDURES
As part of a primary safety consideration for the N.S. Savannah (preventing fission product release in the vicinity of the general public), the study had two purposes: (1) to simplify the manual calculation procedures presented in Fast-4, "Time-to-Melt Data and Calculation Procedures," and (2) to recalculate the one-hour heat generation value utilizing a more realistic core heat transfer model. The simplified manual calculation procedure developed is based primarily on a combined graphical presentation of one-hour heat generation and power level data. The approach permits the one-hour heat generation value associated with a specific power level block to be obtained directly from a graph without calculation. The core heat transfer model used in this study to establish the one-hour heat generation value considers the effect of the controlling heat loss mechanism, radiation.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number UNC-5196.
United Nuclear CorporationResearch and Engineering Center, Grasslands Road
Elmsford, NY United States 10523
First Atomic Ship Transport, Incorporated39 Broadway
New York, NY United States
- Crane, A T
- Hankel, R
- Publication Date: 1967-12-12
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Heat transfer; Nuclear powered ships; Nuclear reactors; Radiation doses; Safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor safety; Radiological safety
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00027021
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: UNC-5196
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM