- Qualitative experimerts indicate that the spiral flow in the outer portion of the core and the mechanical mixing in the center of the core are adequate to prevent boiling in the Homogeneous Reactor Experiment (HRE). Calculations, which assume no mechanical mixing in the center, show that evaporation below the boiling point in the central region will prevent boiling if provision is made to handle the large volumes of saturated gas evolved. An alternate design which provides for the injection of cold soup into the bottom of the vortex provides the best insurance against overheating the central region of the core and reduces the volume of gas to be removed. (auth)
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- Other Subject(s):
- U.S. Atomic Energy Commission depository collection.
- DOE contract number: W-7405-ENG-26
NSA number: NSA-12-001095
OSTI Identifier 4350743
Research organization: Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States).
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