SOME ASPECTS OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND SAFETY DESIGN FOR THE OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF NUCLEAR PROPELLED SHIPS

The paper briefly discusses some of the safety design aspects of nuclear propelled ships. Design considerations, including nuclear physics and engineering, reactor protection, and radioactive hazards are reviewed, a simple explanation of how the reactor operates in a power transient is discussed, and the environment, political, and military considerations impacting on ship safety are presented. The paper concludes that in the final analysis the interrelationship between ship safety and reactor safety is the direct result of human decision, that of the commanding Officer or of the operating personnel.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Alesso, H P
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 81-89
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Engineers Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM