"Two modified subcritical multiplication methods for measuring the reactivity worth of control elements were developed and investigated. The first involved the calibration of a subcritical count interval by the asymptotic period method. The second involved the calibration of a subcritical count interval by a rod interchange with the reactor regulating rod which had previously been calibrated by the asymptotic period method. The accuracy of these methods is relatively poor. this inaccuracy is due to shadowing effects and to the spatial harmonics which exist in the core. An investigation of the spatial harmonics to determine the best location for the neutron detector is needed"--Abstract, page ii.
Edwards, D. R.
Pauls, Franklin B., 1911-1996
Bolon, Albert E., 1939-2006
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri at Rolla
vii, 85 pages
© 1967 Leslie Roger Conner, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Nuclear reactors -- Reactivity -- Mathematical models
Nuclear reactors -- Shutdown
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Conner, Leslie Roger, "Shutdown reactivity worth of reactor control rods by a subcritical multiplication method" (1967). Masters Theses. 5158.