Masters Theses

Abstract

"This thesis presents both an experimental and analytical analysis of the scram characteristics of a fluid control system for a nuclear reactor. This control system utilizes a control tube containing a neutron-absorbing fluid. The level of the fluid inside of the tube is then regulated by means of' a pressurized gas and offers a number of unique advantages over the conventional control rod system using linear absorber rods.

The effect of varying the level-control pressure and initial height of the fluid column is determined and evaluated. The time required to complete a scram with the fluid control system is compared to the rod drop times of an operating reactor.

The dynamic response of the liquid control system during scram was found to be as fast or faster than a linear-control-rod system of an operating reactor"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Culp, Archie W., Jr.

Committee Member(s)

Edwards, Charles L., 1934-
Gillett, Billy E.
Bolon, Albert E., 1939-2006

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

xii, 58 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 44).

Rights

© 1966 Roger Alan Crane, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nuclear reactors -- Fluid dynamics
Electric resistance -- Measurement
Nuclear fuel rods

Thesis Number

T 1947

Print OCLC #

5977685

Electronic OCLC #

910513575

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