Evaluation of dynamic nuclear reactor parameters through analysis of stochastic relationships.

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Title:
Evaluation of dynamic nuclear reactor parameters through analysis of stochastic relationships.
Author:
Omojola, Joe Olusola.
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A theoretical probability distribution function for neutron triplet correlation that is amenable to experimental determination of the reactivity of a neutron multiplying system has been obtained. A two-dimensional data collection method designed for the experiment was implemented with the aid of an interface counting board installed in a microcomputer system. An efficient non-linear least-squares code was developed to fit experimental data to the theoretical distribution function to obtain reactivity. The system developed for data collection and analysis is fully portable, requiring only a microcomputer to implement. Reactivities obtained from measurements carried out on the University of Arizona Subcritical Assembly and the TRIGA Reactor were compared to results determined by other methods. The range of prompt reactivities measured is -34.2 dollars to -6.1 dollars.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Nuclear and Energy Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hetrick, David L.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of dynamic nuclear reactor parameters through analysis of stochastic relationships.en_US
dc.creatorOmojola, Joe Olusola.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOmojola, Joe Olusola.en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA theoretical probability distribution function for neutron triplet correlation that is amenable to experimental determination of the reactivity of a neutron multiplying system has been obtained. A two-dimensional data collection method designed for the experiment was implemented with the aid of an interface counting board installed in a microcomputer system. An efficient non-linear least-squares code was developed to fit experimental data to the theoretical distribution function to obtain reactivity. The system developed for data collection and analysis is fully portable, requiring only a microcomputer to implement. Reactivities obtained from measurements carried out on the University of Arizona Subcritical Assembly and the TRIGA Reactor were compared to results determined by other methods. The range of prompt reactivities measured is -34.2 dollars to -6.1 dollars.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiologyen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNuclear and Energy Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHetrick, David L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWacks, Morton E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFilippone, William L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9111958en_US
dc.identifier.oclc710824214en_US
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