Accession Number:

AD0836951

Title:

FEASIBILITY STUDY OF CONTROL MECHANISM AND COOLANT PROPERTIES OF A TERRESTRIAL UNATTENDED REACTOR POWER SYSTEM. VOLUME 1

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 9 Mar 1966-30 Sep 1967

Corporate Author:

MARTIN MARIETTA AEROSPACE BALTIMORE MD NUCLEAR DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

176.0

Abstract:

A detailed program of analytical and experimental investigation into the technical feasibility of the H-Rho nuclear reactor control system and tetraphosphorous trisulfide P4S3 as a reactor coolant are presented in this study. The H-Rho control system investigation includes determinations of hydrogen transport permeability through porous bodies of zirconium hydride and uranium zirconium hydride as well as the absorption-desorption of hydrogen within the hydride bodies. The effects of temperature, pressure, particle size, inert gas and irradiation are evaluated. The investigation of the coolant includes determinations of viscosity, surface tension, thermal conductivity, vapor pressure, liquid density and heat of fusion. The effects of irradiation on the P4S3 are evaluated. The results of the investigation demonstrate that both the H-Rho control system and the P4S3 coolant are particularly suited for application to the Terrestrial Unattended Reactor Power System TURPS.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering
  • Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE