Accession Number:

ADA297883

Title:

The Effect of Gaps on Pile Reactivity,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1952-07-14

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The variation of the reactivity of a pile as a function of width of a transverse gap is obtained. The method involves first finding the boundary condition satisfied by the flux at the gap face. This, in principle, provides enough information for a complete solution of the pile equations. A method for calculating the reactivity change is presented. The calculated reactivity is compared with experiment and a brief discussion of the validity of the approximations is given.

Subject Categories:

  • Fission Reactor Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE