Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology

Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology

Volume 7

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Editors: Ernest J. Henley, Jeffery Lewins
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215648

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Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology, Volume 7 provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of nuclear science and technology. This book discusses the safe and beneficial development of land-based nuclear power plants. Organized into five chapters, this volume begins with an overview of irradiation-induced void swelling in austenitic stainless steels. This text then examines the importance of various transport processes for fission product redistribution, which depends on the diffusion data, the vaporization properties, and the solubility in the fuel matrix. Other chapters consider the integro-differential form of the linear transport equation, which forms the basis for the study of neutron distributions. This book discusses as well the W–H technique and its relevance in transport theory. The final chapter deals with nuclear reactor safety and describes the system in preventing thermal explosions. This book is a valuable resource for thermal reactor physicists, industrial engineers, theoreticians, scientists, and research workers.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Void Formation in Irradiated Austenitic Stainless Steels

    I. Introduction and Background

    II. Experimental Observations

    III. Theory

    IV. Practical Consequences of Void Swelling

    V. Recapitulation

    Appendix: Austenitic Stainless Steels for LMFBR Core Service


    Material Transport in the Temperature Gradient of Fast Reactor Fuels

    I. Introduction

    II. Solid State Transport

    III. Gas-Phase Transport

    IV. Redistribution Effects

    V. Calculation of Thermal Diffusion Effects

    VI. Conclusions

    List of Symbols


    Singular Eigenfunction Expansions in Neutron Transport Theory

    I. Introduction

    II. Transport in an Infinite Medium

    III. Transport in Half-Space Media

    IV. Transport in Slabs

    V. Nonplane Boundaries

    VI. A Comparison with Other Methods

    VII. Comments


    The Wiener-Hopf Technique: An Alternative to the Singular Eigenfunction Method

    I. Introduction and Historical Background

    II. The Basic Theory of the W-H Method

    III. Application to the Critical Problem

    IV. Applications to Spherical and Cylindrical Systems

    V. Applications to Rectangular Systems

    VI. Energy-Dependent Problems

    VII. Time-Dependent Problems

    VIII. Concluding Remarks



    Thermal Explosion Hazards

    I. Introduction

    II. Explosive Vapor Formation Incidents

    III. Early Controlled Experiments

    IV. Recent Fragmentation Investigations

    V. Identification of Triggering Mechanisms

    VI. Theoretical Predication of Pressure Generation

    VII. Summary

    List of Symbols


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 394
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215648

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Ernest J. Henley

Jeffery Lewins

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